Dr. Alveda King: Ring in the Year with 'Legacy Values'
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Alveda King Ministries
Dec. 13, 2022
ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Dr. Alveda King, she is available for comment:
As we celebrate Christmas, and approach the New Year, like many of you, I feel the pressure to overspend and give material gifts to express our love to those we hold dear. While giving gifts at Christmas or at any time of the year is a perfectly honorable expression of gratitude and love, we should also consider the eternal blessings of placing a priority on sharing intangible gifts that last throughout the ages.
The greatest gift that my parents and grandparents passed down to me is a legacy of faith, hope and love connected to our family history that is marked by a commitment to service and compassion. While I would love to leave my children and grandchildren a financial legacy of untold millions, I know the most important gift that I can share with them is a true understanding and acceptance of God's will for their lives.
One thing that is true of tangible and intangible gifts is that they all come with return tags. The week after Christmas, stores are bombarded with people participating in the long-practiced ritual of returning gifts that they don't want.
Today, many of us whose families passed on legacies of morality and dignity are trading them in for beliefs that are counter to everything we were taught. I know deep within my soul that my parents and grandparents would be appalled if I traded their lessons and swapped them for the depraved "gifts" of this world.
"So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." -- Matthew 6:31-33 NLT
Hasn't 2022 with all its pain and joy flown by quickly? With the new year ahead, we have a remarkable opportunity to "shift the gears." We can put God first in our lives every day. Let us Pray for America.
As we wind up this year and move ahead to 2023, let's imagine the blessings that are in store for us if we embrace faith, hope and love; even as we "see" the challenges around us. Let's seek the light; grab hold of the lifeline. Heed our ancestor's prayers as we consider embracing those "legacy values" that many of us have pushed away while chasing the mercurial gifts of the world.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.
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About Alveda King:
Alveda C. King, PhD, serves as Chair of the America First Policy Institute's Center for the American Dream. She is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and the niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as a Christian evangelist; graduate of Aidan University; and is founder of SPEAK FOR LIFE, and ALVEDA KING MINISTRIES (www.alvedaking.com). Dr. King is also an acclaimed author, Fox News Channel contributor, Fox Nation host, NEWSMAX blog contributor, twice elected to GA State House, past presidential appointee, 2021 recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a film and music industry veteran.
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