A Look at the Outspoken Christian Faith of Trayvon Martin’s Mother

In the wake of the recent George Zimmerman “Not Guilty” verdict, Time magazine has posted a piece that looks at the Christian witness of Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin. Throughout the trial, Fulton would tweet prayers asking for “the blood of Jesus over this courtroom,” informing followers that “When Christ is the center of your focus, all else will come into proper perspective” and reminding others “that God is truly in control.” On the day Zimmerman was found not guilty, she tweeted, “Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you. You are all that I have. At the end of the day, GOD is still in control.”

No matter what your opinions are about the jury’s verdict, George Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin, the public faith of mother a who has lost her teenage son in a tragic shooting offers an example that speaks louder than debates about gun control, politics or the legal system. Her second to last tweet, the morning before the verdict was announced, read, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” …

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Tim Ogle


Tim Ogle commented…

Our perspective of circumstances are can often determine "why" we lean on/into Jesus.

This is a difficult topic because it is so easy to place judgement into the comment.

Leaning into Jesus can occur on several levels. I think He is big enough to handle whatever motive any of us are pointed to Him through. I trust Holy Spirit is able to counsel our hearts, broaden our perspective and teach us about Him. IF we have our eyes upon Him.

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