Martin’s Big Words
by Susanna Martinez
Happy Sabbath boys and girls. I know many of you are excited, because there will be no school on Monday. Can someone tell me why we’re not coming to school on Monday? Yeah, you’re right. We’re celebrating a very important man. And his name is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I’m going to read a few pages from my book here. And this book is titled, Martin’s big words.
Everywhere in Martin’s hometown, he saw signs “white only” his mother said these signs were in all southern cities and towns in the United States. Every time Martin read the words, he felt bad, until he remembered what his mother told him. You are as good as anyone. In church, Martin sang hymns, he read from the Bible, he listened to his father preach these words made him feel good. When I grow up, I’m going to get big words too. Martin grew up, he became a minister like his father, and he used his big words he had learned as a child, from his parents, and from the Bible. Everyone can be great. He studied the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. And he learned how the Indian nation had won freedom without ever firing a shot. Martin said Love and others said hate, hate, cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. He said together. And others said separate. He said peace and others said war. Sooner or later, all the people of this world will have to discover a way to live to gather.
Okay, I’m gonna stop right here, boys and girls, I want to give you a little bit of history about him. Now, I like how in this book, it tells us that Martin Luther King went to church, and that he read his Bible. And in the Bible, he found big words he could use. Now how many of you are opening your Bibles and learning big words? Wow. That’s a lot of you. I encourage you boys and girls, to open up your Bibles and learn about great heroes in the Bible that use their words, like Moses, who went to take out God’s chosen people out of Egypt. And he would go and talk to the Pharaoh. And God gave him strength and gave him the knowledge to use the correct words. Now, sometimes we’ve been a little afraid or a little nervous to use our words. But if we study our Bibles, and we pray, God will always help us. We will always have big words, just like Martin Luther King, or Moses. So I invite you boys and girls to study the stories in the Bible, because there are a lot of secrets in there. I hope you enjoyed the story this morning. Now, let’s bow our heads for prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you, dear Lord for another Sabbath. Thank you for keeping us safe. Help us do Lord to be like Martin Luther King, and Moses and allow us to be able to use big words because we have learned them from the Bible. keep us safe. For we pray in Jesus name. Amen.
Have a great weekend boys and girls. Enjoy your day off. Bye