“You are His Hopebringer”

Yesterday at Highland Park, Bishop John Bryant was the preacher at 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. services as part of our remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King. He has come our way for several years and every time he preaches a booster shot in a message that challenges, inspires and elevates. In the 11:00 a.m. service, preaching from 1 Corinthians 13:13 (MSG), the Bishop reminded us that when we serve God, after we pray, we have to rise from our knees and go to work. The Bishop told us that a person with hope can’t be stopped. “We ought to be God’s Hopebringer” is the turn of phrase the the Bishop used that stuck.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the unswerving Hopebringer, I am highlighting a few Hopebringers that have come across my radar. I believe you will agree and in your own way you will be a Hopebringer to someone today.

One Saturday, last summer, while driving I was listening to Weekend Edition on NPR and I heard the story of Judge Sue Cochrane. This is a nobody but God story of hope and how God will fix it.

I am always interested in stories of African American women in business. Chaymeriyia Moncrief is a young woman and one of a few in the telecommunications business.

Yesterday, the Library of Congress named one of Prince Georges County’s own, Jason Reynolds, the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. I have purchased his book’s for my son. And he reads them!

And finally, because hope, like faith and love still endures generationally, meet Sydney Wilson, not only is she one of the youngest admitted to Spelman College. She made the Dean’s List earning a 3.76 GPA.

be a HOPEBRINGER MLKing Day 2020


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