One of America’s darkest moments came to light last May through the shocking truth of a Facebook video. It was posted by 17-year-old Darnella Frazier, who was walking her cousin to a store in Minneapolis, then quickly pulled out her phone. “I watched this man die,” she cried. The world also watched, and wept.
John 3:20 describes a similar darkness apart from God, where we cover up our sinful thoughts and ideas. The dark sin of racial injustice has lost its cover with the death of George Floyd. We are living in a unique moment in history, where God’s light of truth is challenging each of us to examine our hearts and do our part to redeem a painful past. In the meantime, young Darnella Frazier begs on Facebook, “Instead of bashing me, THANK ME! Because that could’ve been one of your loved ones, and you would want to see the truth as well.”
Lord, the darkness can fool us. Help us be steadfast walking in your light, so we can bring healing and restoration to brothers and sisters we deeply love. AMEN.