SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Dr. Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church and president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, reflects on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination:
“Coincidence or not, I find it most fitting that today we remember Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the afterglow of Easter. Rev. King believed in absolute justice and the common bond of human equality because he believed in a God who is able to raise the dead.
“‘I’ve been to the mountaintop,’ King said on the eve of his assassination. ‘And I’ve seen the Promised Land.’ He knew before him lay the promise of an unshakable, eternal kingdom with a just and holy God.
“Today, Martin Luther King Jr. is speaking to us, not from the grave, but from heaven itself. His legacy calls us to pursue justice, unity and righteousness on earth, as it is in heaven. In this time of great national division, there is no higher calling.”
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the senior pastor of Cross Church and president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, which each year mobilizes millions of Americans to unified public prayer for the United States of America. He’s the immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Follow him on Twitter (@ronniefloyd), Instagram (@ronniefloyd) and Facebook.