Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Hello everyone, we hope you are having a great spring wherever you may be. Today we want to touch on a topic that I’m sure you have seen online, on the news, in your local paper, and just all over. The topic is George Floyd.
The death of George Floyd has shaken a lot of people and it is a topic that needs to be addressed. Some people may think that it is odd that we would talk about this on the website, but in our website we state that "we started The Road to Rescue because we saw a problem in our world." Yes we were generally talking about animals and the planet, but this is a HUGE problem in our world and something needs to be done (even if it is just one persons voice, it could be the voice that makes the difference). At The Road To Rescue we believe that having a voice matters. Sometimes it is best just to use the voice that God gave us to stand up for what we believe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbXgAFbQDFk
For a couple years of my life I lived in the tropical country of Belize. I was surrounded so many different cultures, religions, and ways of life. There were people of different colors, races, and religions, it is what makes them beautiful and unique. Living in such different circumstances I learned to appreciate people for who they are, not their color of skin. We are all so unique and so amazing in our own way that we may not even be aware of it. George Floyd died a terrible death, black people should not have to be afraid to go outside alone because the cops will come kill them. There is something seriously wrong with that. When you see a cop, you should feel safe, not like your life is being threatened. You shouldn't have to call your friend to come with you to the grocery store so that you have a better chance of getting home safe to your family. I mean, can you imagine, living your whole life in fear? We were all made for a purpose, we all have gifts and talents, we all feel emotion, we all have value. Every life has the same amount of value. No one deserves to be treated the way that George Floyd was treated. Yes, I believe that he needed to be punished for what he did, consequences for bad choices vs death are two very different things. He did not deserve to die that day, and it is not just George Floyd, there have been so many black people who have been killed for no reason. I, not only have black people in my life, but have black and brown family and I am just as close to them as I am people in my family who are white. Yes, there are people who are different colors, you can't ignore it and you shouldn't because it is what makes us beautiful, but our skin colors do not make us any less valued than other people. They make us who we are. We are called to embrace who Christ made us to be. Not hide away or live in fear.
I have a voice and that is why we have this website. We have voices that need to be heard, and we have the right to say what we believe, because God gave us a voice and we are gonna use it! This is my way of using my voice, you don’t have to agree, you don’t have to respond, this is solely my opinion, and I am not afraid to stand up for what I believe in, and say I love and value people of all race, color and backgrounds. God made you just as you are, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Never forget that.