The course of human history has seen–time and time again–the raising up of men and women, from every walk of life, to be agents of change, when a given society tends to be in moral chaos and is in the need of repentance.
Most of these men and women were not born in palaces or the like. They were often of ordinary birth and obscure beginnings.
But when God was ready to move, to do something extraordinary–for his glory and the good of humanity–he would almost without fail turn to the common, the ordinary, and the obscure.
When the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of America, in the 1950s, needed a leader, Creator God would raise up an ordinary Baptist preacher and gave him a dream, a vision, a passion, to rally a people and to challenge a nation–to change its evil ways.
In raising up a Martin Luther King Jr and equipping him with a dream, the God of heaven and earth was simply pointing to a better America.
So let us not blame Martin Luther King Jr for his message. Rather, if we must blame someone for pointing out the evils of racism in America, perhaps we will do well to blame the God of heaven and earth, the one who is ultimately offended by this evil.