Unless you have been on a trip to the moon over the last week or so, you have heard about the Trayvon Martin situation. Of course, it is a senseless death that has gripped the nation.
People are up in arms on both sides of the situation. One side portrays Trayvon as an innocent party. Another says that he compounded the situation.
My purpose has nothing to do with the innocence or guilt of anyone involved. Like most things, I wonder what Christ would have to say about it. What would Jesus say about Trayvon?
In Luke 13, Jesus told his disciples about some people who died and their blood was mixed with the sacrifices. Then he mentioned some folks who died when a tower fell on them.
He told these folks that unless they repented they would perish as well.
So, who is the guilty party in the Trayvon Martin case?
George Zimmerman? Trayvon Martin? The people protesting how it’s been handled? Those defending George Zimmerman?
The answer is yes.
Unless Trayvon Martin repented in his life and followed Christ, he will have perished eternally.
Everyone else involved? Unless they repent and follow Christ, they will perish eternally.
In God’s eyes, there are no innocent parties here.
We are all guilty of rebelling against God and rejecting Christ.
What happened to Trayvon Martin would not be Christ’s focus any more than those that died in Luke 13. Whether or not everyone involved had repented would be.
We need to focus first on that.
Why did Trayvon die? Why haven’t you? Or me?
We will eternally if we don’t repent.
Have you repented of rebelling against the God of the universe? Have you accepted Christ as your savior?