Nearly Nine Minutes Have Passed: A Witness Perspective of the George Floyd Murder

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Nearly nine minutes have passed, a man’s face pressed into the ground,
Pleading for his life, unable to do anyone harm, his hands totally bound.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” he gasps; His words are crystal clear,
His tone is full of sheer panic, as he feels his own death drawing near.

How can such wickedness happen? Why is this helpless man denied mercy?
How can anyone be so unfeeling, as to consider another man’s life unworthy?
God created all people in His own image, in His likeness He created them,
Everyone has equal value, therefore this shocking evil should be condemned.

God has clearly spoken these most memorable words: “Love your neighbor” and “You shall not kill”,
But a man is being murdered, a knee still pressed upon his neck, unable to move, he lay completely still.
The horror is witnessed by many, and his time is running short; the helpless man now cries out……..”Mama, I’m through!”
Doesn’t such an injustice break your heart? Can you imagine how scared he feels? And may I ask…….What if this were you?

The atrocity continues…….handcuffed and restrained, face pressed against the street, many minutes have now passed,
Blood is now running from his nose, onlookers are pleading for his life; we all look on terrified, feeling totally aghast.
The end is drawing near, as everyone hears him frantically beg. And yes, we still want to know………..Why is he not shown any compassion?
Hasn’t this officer taken an oath? An oath to serve and protect? He has laid that oath aside, in order to serve a cruel and barbaric passion.

This poor man is fighting harder and harder, hanging on for dear life, and yet continues to be brutalized,
The officer doesn’t stop, he continues on……callous and uncaring, showing no mercy; I can’t believe my eyes.
The man’s blood flow now barely reaching his brain, he now begins to plead……”I’m about to die!”
It is a most desperate cry, yet no help is given…….none. The officers who were there didn’t even try.

Nearly nine minutes have passed. The officer still shows no mercy. No heart. No compassion. He took an oath, yes he did……… to serve and protect.
But then committed murder on the street. Ignored his oath and broke God’s Law. How unspeakably tragic! His name is Derek. His duties he did neglect.

Nearly nine minutes have passed. And all of a sudden…….the helpless man is gone. He lay completely still. No more can he plead. No more can he cry.
Murdered on the street. By one who took an oath to serve. A nation weeps. The man’s name was George. We watched and heard his final goodbye.

The officer didn’t stop. The helpless man is gone. A nation weeps.

Nearly nine minutes have passed. It is now too late. Much too late.

The man’s name was George.

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Christ Over and Above All

Jesus Christ is over and above all kings, nations, angels, rulers and powers,
He is above Satan and all of his demons; in fear of Christ they quickly cower.
And while many false gods claim to be His equal, He will never share His glory,
He is transcendent over all, nothing like us; He’s in a totally different category.

Jesus Christ is LORD, seated on His throne, governing every moment that passes,
Sovereign over every molecule, every particle; all liquids, solids, and gases.
Nothing catches Him off guard, and nothing will ever thwart His perfect plans,
No happening can take Him by surprise, for the world is completely is His hands.

Christ upholds all the galaxies, is governed by none, and seeks no one’s advice,
He is the God-man, and those who reject His claims will pay the ultimate price.
Seek His wisdom daily, for He never doubts, never fails, and never second guesses,
If you are in Christ, He has taken away your shame and sin; your life He truly blesses.

None should occupy our hearts the way that Jesus does, for He alone is worthy over all,
And this One who is altogether worthy, He came down to earth to rescue us from the fall.
Our KING, all-powerful, worthy of our trust, infinite in holiness, wisdom, love, and every other attribute,
He came and bled and died on the cross; the One to Whom all knees will bow, and whose rule is absolute.

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COVID-19 Not Supreme

No, not at all, not even a tiny bit, and not in any manner,
Coronavirus is not in control, it has no sovereign banner.
It may be disruptive, causing so much unspeakable pain,
Making us all to feel as though we’ve truly gone insane.

But the virus has its limits; it doesn’t have final control,
Jesus Christ is sovereign over COVID, and Him we should extol.
The Bible has no loopholes, this matter is crystal clear,
Nothing surprises our God, not even 2020, this most crazy year.

The LORD is doing so much, many things we don’t even know,
But one thing Christians can say is this: He is causing us to grow,
To grow in ways like never before, stripping us of our idols,
Showing us our great need for Him, bringing inward revival.

Make no mistake, COVID-19 is a horrific thing, causing many thousands to succumb,
Families have lost their precious loved ones, while some are left without their income.
We should never diminish the hardship and pain of others, or the evil consequences of Adam’s Fall,
But let’s remember, God uses all things for a believer’s good, to show us that He is our all in all.

Satan may think he’s in control of COVID-19, but he would be seriously deluded,
God is the One who rules over all things, as studied theologians have rightly concluded.
So when you’re tempted to think God has lost His grip, or that He is pacing anxiously around the throne,
Go to the Word, meditate on Who He is, that He is the Ruler over all, and this world belongs to Him alone.
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What Cancer Can’t Take From You

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This is written for my beautiful sister Stephanie, who is loving Jesus while battling cancer. This is also written for anyone else who is battling this disease, or has a friend or family member who is fighting it with everything they have.

On your worst days, and even on your best days, always remember the truths below to remind you that God is always with you, He has cancer on a leash, and no illness can take any of these things from you ……… ever.


What cancer can’t take is the glorious freedom you have in Christ,
The freedom bought by His precious blood, by His infinite sacrifice.
It can’t take away any heavenly blessings, which are forever thine,
God will never leave or forsake you; you are connected to the Vine.

What cancer can’t take is the complete forgiveness of your sins,
It can’t take away your justification, when eternal life truly begins.
Nor can it take away God’s grace, strength, and loving-kindness,
Nor that past moment, when He removed your spiritual blindness.

What cancer can’t take is the joy of being loved by your awesome Lord,
It can’t take your future hope of seeing Jesus, by far your greatest reward.
It may cause you temporal pain, and will sometimes make you very afraid,
But do not fear; death has been conquered, your penalty has been paid.

What cancer can’t take away is the genuine love the body of Christ has for you,
It can’t take away the prayers offered, on behalf of all you are going through.
Nor can it can’t take away the comfort……of knowing that God is always in control,
That He works all things for good…… for you His child; it is well with your soul.

What cancer can’t take is the promise of the glorified body you will receive,
And all the riches God has in store for you, of which you cannot even conceive,
It can’t take away the bloody cross, when Jesus atoned for your transgressions,
Nor can it take away his rising from the grave, securing your own resurrection.

What cancer can’t take away is the indwelling peace of the Holy Spirit,
You have boldness in the day of judgment! And death? Don’t even fear it!
So the next time you go for chemo, and you’re feeling like total despair,
Remember, everything that belongs to Jesus belongs to you! You’re His co-heir.

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What God Brings from Suffering

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What God brings from suffering, a process far beyond what we can imagine,
It’s never the way we would desire, never our wish for such things to happen.
But God knows what He is doing, having great purpose in what He brings,
It may always be great mystery to us, how the King is glorified in all things.

We are not called to figure it out, as though we must know the how and why,
Better to open the Word, reading every glorious promise, even while you cry.
God is always with you, dear Christian, to give comfort when you are weary,
What a wonderful and precious promise, that your Father loves you so dearly.

He is able to comfort you in your pain, as He Himself has gone through great distress,
On the cross Jesus absorbed God’s wrath for sinners, so that we would be forever blessed.
But how can this be? That He, who is eternally blissful, would choose such bitter anguish,
So that we would not be judged, having our sins forgiven, the power of death vanquished.

And as if all that were not enough, the Lord is also doing a great work inside of us,
Using our pain to draw us closer to Him, sanctifying us, while increasing our feeble trust.
Suffering turns our hearts away from the things of this world, as God removes our remaining dross,
Which is the very reason our Master commands us to deny ourselves, while taking up our cross.

So when in the midst of inexpressible pain, and you feel like you can’t go on any longer,
Remember your Great High Priest who suffered, the One who is worthy of infinite honor.
He will never leave you nor forsake you, His Holy Spirit will be with you to the very end,
Then your pain will be no more, in Heaven you will be, with Christ an eternity to spend!
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God Won’t Look the Other Way

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God hates the sin of abortion; His holiness demands nothing less,
A woman’s right to choose? No! It’s a demand over which you obsess.
Precious babies are being destroyed, life given by their Creator,
Stop giving in to this wicked mindset; don’t be a ruthless God-hater.

The murder of innocent blood! How can you look the other way?
God knows each aborted baby by name; there will be justice to pay.
You only support a woman’s right to murder? And you think He doesn’t care?
Indeed He does! He will punish every evil thought, as Scripture boldly declares.

But you foolishly say…..

“God doesn’t care what I do. Surely He will look the other way.”
“Besides, this baby is a nuisance. I want to live my fullest today.”

But God says…….

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed.”
Heed what God says! If not,
you will one day look on Him with dread.

But you still foolishly say………

“God will look the other way. He will understand. Who needs Jesus? Surely there will be no punishment for this.”

To which I say……….

“Repent and trust in Christ today! What will you do after you die, when it’ll be too late? Will you offer Him Judas’ kiss?
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When a Tiny Heart Stops Beating

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When a tiny heart stops beating, one of the darkest of all days,
An unborn baby’s life has ended, in the most violent of all ways.
So tragic that it happens almost daily, in every part of the globe,
Yet no cries for injustice, no investigations, not one single probe.

How despicable our nation has become, people have lost all shame,
Tiny hearts are being stopped! Legally! Ask yourself…who is to blame?
This should make us all recoil in horror, yet the wicked give it praise,
Like New York, who boast so proudly, under God’s all-knowing gaze.

Women are told to “shout” their abortion, then are treated like a hero,
As if babies have no intrinsic value, like their worth is less than zero.
Wake up America! Stop the slaughter! Stop defending that which is evil,
Repent and turn to Jesus, otherwise your day of judgment will be lethal.

But if you refuse to repent for being pro-choice, God’s wrath will be kindled,
You will not escape the eternal fire, for God can never be bribed or swindled.
So I urge you, make your peace with God today! Look to the cross of Jesus Christ, while you still have the chance,
And as for you, dear Christian, the gospel is the answer! Go and proclaim the Word, and watch His Kingdom advance!

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Let’s Rescue the Little Ones!

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Let us hasten to rescue, to save our precious little ones,
To rescue them from death, all the daughters and sons,
Though innocent as doves, they are sacrificed to the gods,
The gods of Planned Parenthood, yet our nation applauds.

How can our people condone this? How can we be so cruel?
Who could approve of such wickedness? Only a moral fool!
Let’s rescue the unborn; they did nothing to deserve this,
How can we be so unfeeling? Indeed, how can we be so remiss?

What has happened to our culture, when it chooses to slaughter,
The most vulnerable and helpless of all, tiny sons and daughters,
God has given this nation over to its sin, but will He have mercy?
America is now under judgement; we are a people so unworthy.

So what can we do? By God’s grace, I say we go and rescue the unborn,
God will hold us accountable for our silence, yes, we have been warned,
He has commanded us to speak up, especially for those who cannot speak,
So be a man and preach against abortion. Now isn’t the time to be weak!

But we can all do something for the unborn, those who cannot help themselves,
Babies murdered by the millions, numbers that could fill entire bookshelves.

We need to step up, for God has equipped us! Let us be fearless; there are countless ways to love our neighbor,

What can you do?

I say, support Crisis Pregnancy Centers, adopt babies, preach the gospel at the mill; just get out there and labor!

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This King’s Precious Love

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The love of this King defies human understanding,
A love that can capture the most rebellious heart,
A precious love that is holy, unstained, and undefiled,
A perfect love to clean us up, and give us a new start.

Love that is beyond measure; how can we resist it?
None can compare, for His love is true and faithful,
A love found only in Jesus; none else can give this love,
It is far greater than the love Jacob had for dear Rachel.

Love not to be trifled with, love that must be treasured,
Jesus gave His body and spilled His blood, all for our sin,
Place your faith in this King; do not reject His infinite love,
A love that died for guilty sinners, who are defiled within.

What could make this King love so freely, and give so much?
Nothing about us, but because of Him. He is love- from eternity past,
His love has no beginning and has no end, it cannot be contained,
Christian, rejoice! This King loves you! Why are you so downcast?

And for those of you who don’t love this King, I urge you to repent,
For this King suffered unspeakably; He was slandered and harassed,
His love brought Him to a Roman cross, where He laid down His life,
Do not reject this King’s love, for you will see Him at the final trumpet blast!

For those of you who worship this King, His love for you will never end,
We will bask in His love forevermore, on the New Heaven and New Earth,
Forever gazing on the glorious face of Jesus, while in wonder of His love,
Praising Him with all the angels and saints, relishing His surpassing worth.

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Shout It From the Rooftops

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Go ahead! Shout this glorious gospel, shout it from the rooftops,
The only message to bring us peace with God, shout it out loud!
This is peace that we do not deserve, but peace that God gives us,
Shout it to all peoples everywhere, one by one, even into a crowd.

Shout the glorious Name of Jesus, whose Word is sharper than a knife,
The One who gave His life for us, dying a bloody death upon the cross,
Let all the people know that Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life,
The One who forgives and sanctifies us; He consumes all of our dross.

Shout the precious Name of our Lord and Redeemer, He who lives forever,
Who has commissioned us to share His gospel, to speak the truth in love,
Shout the message of the cross, boldly and proudly, whenever and wherever,
For this is not a message of human origin, the gospel comes from God above.

Let us preach with joy! Let’s not be shy, let’s not be disobedient, let’s not be selfish,
And let’s not be cowards, God is with us; The gospel has power! Let the Word thunder!
Ask Him to make us fearless ambassadors; Let that be our prayer, our godly wish,
That we, the bride of Christ, would speak with joy and conviction, all of God’s wonders!

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Your likes or comments are always appreciated! I will do my best to respond to each one. And if you enjoy my posts, I wouldn’t mind an extra subscriber either. (-:  God bless you, and thanks for stopping by!   — Jamie