Saturday morning at The Wright Place, warmth and peace permeated the room as the community gathered to celebrate MLK Day and honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
Approximately 300 people enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast and good conversation as the participants filed in to begin the ceremony.
This year, it appeared that everyone was on one accord in the celebration. Theme for this year’s event was “Do not be silent about things that matter’.
As the program began, Zoya Webster Phillips of Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church greeted everyone as the Presiding officer. Rev. Jack Reeves, Pastor of Greater Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, Pensacola delivered an awesome an inspiring MLK speech. One couldn’t help but feel the emotion that went through the room as this man spoke the words of Dr. King.
While everyone continued with breakfast, greetings was given by many Pensacola officials and politicians.
Dr. Floyd Peacock delivered the Introduction of the Messenger and Sister Sabrina Linette Lett took the house to church singing Mine Eyes have Seen the Glory.
Speaker for the occasion was Dr. James H. Miller, Sr. Pastor of First Baptist Church, Warrington, Florida.
“I don’t care if you are Black, White, Green or Blue-Dr. King has affected your life in some way.” Dr Miller began. I don’t care what position you hold, your are standing on the shoulders of somebody else.” God is able to use you if you want to be used. You have to be able to put yourself in a position if you want to be used.
There is no limitation on us. If you keep God in your sight, you can make it.”
“Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. John 15:15, 16. You are the chosen few.”