WHAT GOD VALUES (Jeremiah 22:3)
“This is what the Lord says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who had been robbed Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.”
In the middle of a tumultuous in American history, an activist arose who did what was right for the oppressed. Coretta Scott, a vivacious young woman studying voice and violin at New England Conservatory, met a charismatic young doctoral student in Boston who shared her passions. She swept Martin Luther King Jr. off his feet. They married and became partners in a tireless fight for social justice and the civil rights of all Americans.
For 38 years following her husband’s tragic death, Mrs. King traveled the world, speaking out against all manner of injustice and oppression, received by heads of state and even preaching in St. Paul’s Cathedral in Rome. With her passing in 2006, Coretta Scott King left a rich living legacy of welcoming the alien, caring for the widow and orphan and fighting for the freedom of all people regardless of race, creed or culture. She cared about what God cared about!