The trial is over, the verdict spoken, and now, every day, the sights and sounds of that awful moment, that moment when a single shot rang out, and a young man lay breathing his last as the lifeblood drained from his punctured body, will ever remain, etched for all eternity in the psyche of that man who pulled the trigger, and released the bullet that went crashing into flesh, rupturing the heart, and ending life.
There was a cry of anguish, a much debated cry. Some said it was Zimmerman’s cry they heard; some said it was Martin’s, while others said they did not know, or were not sure. But could it be that the voice was none of the above? Could it be that what was heard was the voice of innocent blood crying from the earth unto God for vengeance?
When Cain killed his brother Abel, no one saw him; no one that is but he who never sleeps nor slumbers. So who accused Cain? No one; but the innocent blood already seeping into the earth cried out; for blood is life, and the life of man is in the blood; and the blood of man is made by God to reside in the veins not the earth. So it cried out unto God.
I suggest that Martin’s blood cried out to God; and God will require it at the hands of Zimmerman. For it is written, “Your blood of your lives will I require at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man’s blood by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God made He man.” (Gen. 9: 5-6)
The day of reckoning may sometimes be postponed, and may appear slow in coming; but always does come when the King of Kings sits on His throne of judgment.
Rev. Dr John S Weekes