“I can’t breathe.”
Right now. Hold your breath. Do it. Do it for 45 seconds. When you try to make it that long, what happens when you breathe? You pant? There’s panic? Of course, there is.
And George Floyd, laid on a street, in America, and was murdered.
Ahmad Aubrey went running. Running! Being healthy! Fresh Air! And was tracked down and shot like an animal.
And why? Because their skin color. I can’t begin to wrap my brains around it. And what else I can’t understand? How there are still people out there who don’t get it!?!
You can’t understand maybe, until you have worried about someone, because they are running. Riding a bike. Late to show up – because you are afraid that they could be hurt , just because their skin tone.
I watched the video of Ahmad Aubrey. It will haunt me forever. It was so brutal. And unprovoked.
I tried to watch the video of George Floyd. I couldn’t make it through. This has to stop. We are watching humans being murdered. They were murdered in broad daylight. In public. Murdered. I can’t wrap my mind around it.
And I want everyone to know. My heart aches. It aches in the way that makes you feel prickly all over.
I want the day to come, where we are all color-blind. Where we no longer see race, we only see that beauty that lies within the different tones.
I want the day to come, where God-fearing people behave in a God-fearing manner, and stand up for injustice that occurs against their brothers and sisters in Christ.
I want the day to come, where people take responsibility for their own actions, and will do the right thing, even if no one is looking.
I want the day to come, where we – as humans- show grace, love, and mercy to every single person.
I want the day to come, when there is no more hate. No more injustice. No more division.
To my friends and loved ones that will understand in a way I never will, I am so sorry. I will stand by you, beside you, and hold your hand. I will get on my knees in prayer, and pray that there is a change of heart in this crippled nation right now. And pray, that we all change. Everyday. And that everyday, we all become a better person.
To the family of George Floyd. My heart aches for you. I know its hard to lose a loved one no matter what. But to lose them in such a senseless and hateful way. I can’t even begin to imagine.
Jesus, we need you now more than ever.
Love Fully. Live Fully.