Martin Luther King Jr. was born Michael King on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Scholar’s believe Martin’s father changed his name from Michael King to Martin Luther King to honor
the German reformer, Martin Luther, others like me, believe God spoke to Martin’s father in a dream and in fact told him that his son was destined to be great and do wonderful things just like Moses.
Moses was selected by God.
The beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Reverend Ralph Abernathy went to this new young pastor named
Martin Luther King Jr. and he asked MLK to lead the protest in support of Rosa Parks. MLK told Rev. Abernathy he did not want a leadership position because he was so new to the city of Montgomery and he did not want to cause any strife that would make the other pastors dislike him; because many thought they should lead, not some outsider from Atlanta, Georgia.
Rev. Abernathy looked MLK JR. in the eyes and told him clear and plain:
” Look Martin, YOU are our Moses!”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knew what Rev. Abernathy was telling him was true, he was chosen by God.
MLK JR. accepted this truth and never turned away from God’s call to lead us just like Moses.