By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor
(CNN) - As news spread on social media of the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, a religious theme soon emerged: Sooner or later, a higher authority will judge George Zimmerman
Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, may have been the first to express a version of this theme:
Football star Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings echoed those words:
That view crossed racial lines. Christopher Epting, an Episcopal bishop in Chicago, simply said:
Joshua Dubois, the former director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Initiatives and a Pentecostal pastor, drew on the Bible for this tweet:
Author Shirley Strawberry cited the Bible as well.
Some, like singer Josiah Bell, seemed to take some solace in the idea of divine justice.
But others put a frustrated spin on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous phrase about morality.
Soul singer Betty Wright drew flak for saying that Zimmerman will end up in hell.
Finally, some Christians noted the irony of this Sunday's Bible reading for many liturgical churches: The story of the Good Samaritan: