As someone who has watched the Trayvon Martin case intently from the night he was killed; I have to ask myself was our “Lady of Justice” truly blind?? Did our system fail it’s citizens once again? How could God allow this to happen?
There are so many unanswered questions. The only three that knows the real truth is Trayvon Martin, George Zimmeran AND GOD!!
It was apparent from the beginning, either way this verdict played out there was going to be an exceptional response by everyone tuned in. How couldn’t there be? A 17 year old child, with his whole life ahead of him had been killed while making the simple walk home from the corner store. A man took his life away from him with one swift shot. Was that really justified?
As a human being, and someone very familiar with the justice system I must side with Trayvon Martin. The evidence clearly showed that George Zimmerman profiled, tracked down and murdered Trayvon Martin all under the auspices of “Stand your Ground”. A law by the people clearly flawed. Do I believe you have the right to protect yourself? Of course I do. And I believe that Trayon’s fight showed without a shadow of a doubt that he did just that and tragically lost his life fighting for his last breath.
Watching the reactions of people young and old; black and white I see that revenge is certainly on the minds of many. Earlier, I decided to walk to the corner store and had to wonder for the first time in my life…is it safe?? Never before had I felt such uneasiness leaving my home and walking anywhere. As I walked what I heard was frightening. Gunshot after gunshot rang out from all directions. Was I safe? I had to believe that I was.
I have never seen black or white. Thankfully I was raised by a family who did not teach me racism. As a matter of fact, my first girlfriend was black. That is when I learned about racism. Dating a “black girl” in a school of all whites; I learned real quick. But I never could understand. Even today, I cannot fathom why intelligent beings such as our self can make themselves superior over another human being? Are we not ALL God’s children?
So in Galations 3:26-27 it states: “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ”.
Obviously there is a problem in this nation. A problem which has one of the simplest answers. The answer to our problem is not violence or revenge; that would just perpetuate the problem and prove nothing but more untruths. More prejudice. More hate. And a vicious cycle with no end in sight.
What we all need is religion. We all need to find our place, whether it’s Christian, Jewish, Catholic or Atheist. We must find our inner selves and allow our actions to be carried out as our Creator would do.
Remember what God said of revenge: “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[a] says the Lord”. Romans 12-19.
There is no need to seek revenge as our Lord will avenge Trayvon Martin. For a believer in Christ, I feel that George Zimmerman must now stand before his creator and be judged, not only in life after death, but now while he lives and breathes. God will avenge Trayvon. Having faith, I must put this in God’s hands.
I would pray and hope that each of us put this terrible injustice in the hands of our Lord. Let us wash our hands of evil and remain vigilant in our ever difficult lives to treat each other with love and respect.
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit”. Psalm 34:18
“The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, ‘The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!’”
“The LORD is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD”. 3:22-26
“For the Lord does not abandon anyone forever. Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion according to the greatness of his unfailing love.” Lamentations 31-32