A Letter to Derek Chauvin
My heart is breaking for you
I do not know how to get this letter to you
But I am writing it anyway
Because it is my desire to share with you
The Love of God in Christ.
The murder you committed - Mr. George Floyd
Has broken the camel’s back
It has caused the eruption of the volcano of oppression
Prayerfully for good - reform in this country
It is vitally and absolutely necessary.
However, as a sinner forgiven by grace and having
Experienced the deep deep love of God in Christ Jesus
I would love to share this inexplicable amazing love with you
It is what you need right now.
The Enemy has used you and left you; you are alone
The pain, guilt, weight, shame and all else relating to what you have done
Is so heavy and overwhelming that you believe it is easier to die
Just end it...however, it would not be the end.
Before you sinned, God’s amazing Love was, and is, available for you
Before you sinned, God’s forgiveness was, and is, at your disposal
Before you sinned, God’s grace was, and is, poured for you
Before you sinned, God’s mercy was, and is, active and working for you.
I would love to sit with you, cry with you, tell you that you are not alone. But mostly, I would like to share this eternal love which has been revealed to us - this Godly love, which values your life so much that He gave His Son, Jesus Christ, in order to save you and me. It has been called “reckless love”. I call it “senseless love” because I cannot make sense of it since I experienced it 38 years ago —
I simply believe it. You can too.
Pam Chisholm is the former Senior Pastor of Greenbrier Baptist Church in Arlington, VA. This was originally posted on Pam's social media accounts.