Come and Die
Early morning; April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last!
They took your life
They could not take your pride
Today marks the anniversary of a dark chapter in our nation's history. 40 years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on the balcony of a Memphis motel.
Looking back as we remember King's legacy, and his gospel-informed, peaceful approach to societal change, we are compelled to remember the ones who went before us and sacrificed their livelihood and sometimes even their lives.
King was a modern-day martyr who embodied the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: "When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die."