Treasured Moments In Black History: Harriet Tubman
Hope has a strange way of shining. It’s most evident in difficult times. This is Treasured Moments In Black History.
I want to tell you about Minty because Minty is a hero, an icon for freedom. She embodies the word because of her life, her sacrifice, and the risks she took to help others. She didn’t have to. She chose to. And by her sacrifice she led many to freedom.
She was born into slavery in 1820 in Maryland as Harriet Tubman. As a child, she was cruelly abused by slave owners receiving lashes and scars she wore on her body the rest of her life. Throughout her life, she was passionate about her faith in God. She couldn’t read as a child, but she listened intently to the Bible stories told by her mother. She liked those in the old testament, particularly the stories of deliverance.
In 1849, Tubman finally escaped using the network of people called the Underground Railroad. Reaching Philadelphia, she heard news of her family and couldn’t stop thinking of them. She went back. She risked everything. She avoided the slave catchers.
Later in her life she said, “I was a stranger in a strange land. My father, my mother, my brothers and sisters, and my friends were in Maryland, but I was free. And they should be free.
This brave woman went back because she knew freedom and she knew what freedom could do for others. May we, like Minty, help others see the way to Spiritual freedom in Jesus Christ.
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In every generation, God uses ordinary people to accomplish great things!
Treasured Moments in Black History by Moody Radio remembers the people and events in America that have shaped
history and inspired lives. By looking back and highlighting these moments, you will be inspired,
enriched and encouraged in your faith walk to make history for God’s kingdom.