Tuesday, January 15 will kick-off the week long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in Columbia, TN. Tuesday is the actual birthday of Dr. King. Columbia State Community College will host a celebration service on that evening in the Cherry Theatre beginning at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Trent Ogilvie will be the keynote speaker. Those in attendance can expect a special night with praise dancers, soloists, a saxophone tribute, and much more. This year marks the 7th year for these events and has the theme, “Sustaining the Legacy: Still Climbing to the Mountain Top!”
Sustaining speaks of having what it takes to keep someone and/or something going. Dr. King established a long lasting legacy for the world. He spoke of unity, rightful treatment of others, and serving others to be great. God speaks about sustaining believers. Here are some verses:
- Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed. Psalm 119:116
- The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. Psalm 146:9
- The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. Psalm 147:6
- The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3
Jesus is all powerful and imparts His sustainable character to believers. Jesus has given hope, strength, courage, and other life giving attributes so the believer can indeed climb the mountain. Jesus may give the instruction to speak, and the mountain will move!