On Monday, Jan. 20, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. While many people show respect and are encouraged by his message, few exhibit the kind of excitement gospel recording artist Vickie Winans has over his famed, “I Have A Dream” speech.
On Twitter, she told her followers, every time she watches the footage of him delivering those strong words at the March on Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, she literally cries “a flood of tears!”
Is it the preacher and civil rights activist’s soul-stirring message of hope, as well as his passionate declaration that things would get better for blacks in America that sends Winans over the edge?
While it may be a blend of those aforementioned things, Winans is most inspired to reflect on her life and share her personal dream.
“I have opened my mouth at times in a room by myself and audibly screamed out in agony, ‘I'M SO TIRED OF THIS!’” she said. “Against all odds though, I would still wish, hope, and DREAM of a better situation for my life to finally come!”
The 60-year-old continued, “No, all of my dreams were not fulfilled in one day, but I can say this! My nightmares are over and I've lived some of my dreams in a ‘grainy black and white’ type footage too...but NOW I'M living most of my dreams in full color, and the best is yet to come!”
Then Winans spoke directly to the historic figure, saying, “Dr. King, you were, and still are, a major force behind all of us, constantly reminding us to NEVER let our DREAMS die!”
To those who have visions, hopes and aspirations for the future, the “Shake Yourself Loose” singer told them, “DREAM ON DREAMERS, one day you will wake up and with the help of God and your sheer tenacity, you will find yourself living your dream in full HD Techno color! I did, and you can too!”
Want to get inspired by Dr. King all over again the way Winans did. Watch his speech.