I am the daughter of William E. Lynd, who was recently lethally executed by the state of Georgia. It was a few months ago, but it still brings me pain.
Twenty years ago, My Dad did a horrible crime and two women ended up loosing their lives. My Dad was a drug user who let his poor judgement and violent temper take complete control of a heated situation. What brings me to writing this letter is the fact that these women didn't prepare for that moment to be their last. No, they were not as fortunate as my Dad was. He knew; after loosing all of his appeals; he was going to die on May 6th, 2008 at 7 pm. He knew that he'd be strapped to a table and injected with medicine that would ultimately kill him. He spent those twenty years living in guilt, shame & pitty. He knew he'd get one last chance to speak to a Chaplin and ask our Merciful God for grace and forgiveness. Those women did not get that chance.
We are only a moment. Anything can happen to any single one of us at any given time. Are you ready to go? Don't hold back friends! Make things right while you still have breath. In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye...1Corinthians 15:52...it could all be over.
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