July 16, 2021

The Lightning Torpedo That Hit Toledo

Lightning knocked the face off a brick wall of the infamous and idolized George Floyd.

God really did mean what He said in the 10 Commandments: “Thou shall have no other gods before me.” In Toledo, Ohio, for some heavenly reason, lightning knocked the face off a brick wall of the infamous and idolized George Floyd. The north Toledo mural has been reduced to a rubble of painted bricks, and I believe I sheepishly grinned. Let me quit playing — I almost popped a bottle of wine!

Yes, I celebrated the fact that an idol god of the liberal, social justice warrior community was knocked off its literal block. Why would God allow lightning to strike Floyd’s face? According to Scripture, lightning doesn’t fly by the seat of its pants. God directs its final destination.

Job 36:32 says, “He fills his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark.” I can rest assured that the lightning bolt that hit the mug of a “martyred” man was directly from the hands of God. Bullseye! Let’s get scientific, if you will. What are the odds that a random mural in a random city gets struck by lightning at 4:30 in the afternoon? Here are the odds of lightning striking your house:

  • 4 CG flashes/km2/yr/average
  • House is 10 X 20 m2 = 200 m2
  • Direct strike to house when lightning hits within 10 m
  • Predicted strike (1200 X4)/1 000 000 = 4.8 X 10 (to the third power) or once every 200 years

Toledo Fire and Rescue responded to the thunderous scene at Summit and Lagrange streets, where the huge mural dedicated to George Floyd had collapsed.

The piece was created by Toledo artist David Ross just about one year ago. He said the artwork stands as a memorial and reminder to never forget what happened that day in May of 2020.

A witness who saw the wall fall told Toledo Fire and Rescue they had seen a lightning bolt strike the building. The department later confirmed the strike to be the cause of the collapse.

The city is contacting the property owner and making sure the building’s safe and not an eyesore. If you ask me, the building was a monstrosity before it was struck by lightning. The rest of the mural that’s still standing will probably have to come down.

“What we do know is that the mural will be replaced,” Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said on Wednesday. “We will work with the Arts Commission and the artist to make sure that a new mural can replace the old, so that the message at the core of this artwork can be heard.”

No thanks, Mr. Mayor. I’m sure as mayor he can find more interesting projects to do besides funding another mural with taxpayer dollars.

When reached Wednesday, artist Ross said he definitely plans on redoing the mural somewhere, and it will again center on George Floyd. He said he’ll incorporate a double rainbow into the new mural because the same day of the lightning strike, he saw a double rainbow. Ross said he wants to put the new mural somewhere where everyone will appreciate it. The rainbow is a symbol from God that He would never flood the earth again. I wish the double rainbows that Ross saw would be seen by him as a sign that a mural of a dope fiend shouldn’t be plastered on a wall in his honor. What are the odds of another bullseye from heaven?

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