In That Land of Perfect Day - Text 1
IN THAT LAND OF PERFECT DAY
In November 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used the Biblical story of Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego to voice his call for civil disobedience. The three men, in refusing to bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar's golden idol, were cast into the fiery furnace only to find their selves shielded from its flames by their faith in their Lord.
To this Dr. King exclaimed,
"Somewhere along the way you should discover something so dear, so precious to you, that is so eternally worthful, that you will never give it up.
You ought to discover some principle. You ought to have some great faith that grips you so much, that you could never give it up.
Somehow you must go on and say, I know that the Lord that I worship is able to deliver me. BUT IF NOT, I'm going on anyhow. I'm going to stand up for it anyway!"