A policeman in Richmond, Virginia, is using his beautiful singing voice to let people know God is watching over them.
When Richmond Police officer Mervin Mayo posted a video of himself online playing piano and singing alone inside his church this week, he had no idea the reaction he would get from people online, according to Fox News.
“I sing in or out of uniform at the drop of a dime. I had just gotten off work and stopped by the church, where I am a minister of music, on the way home to do praise and worship for myself,” he said, adding, “I have to minister to myself before I can minister to someone else.”
In the video, Mayo, who serves as a school resource officer at Richmond Alternative School, confidently belted out the lyrics to gospel singer Marvin Sapp’s well-known song, “The Best in Me.”
“He saw the best in me, when everyone else around could only see the worst in me,” the officer sang.
“See, he is mine and I am his, and it doesn’t matter what I did. He only sees me for who I am,” he continued.
As of Sunday, the video has over 36,000 shares and 18,000 reactions on Facebook.
Social media users praised Mayo for his amazing voice and said his performance moved them to tears.
“We have a crime in the happening! Officer Mayo is stealing hearts thru the word of God!” one user commented.
“That had me in tears homie! U have a 24kt gold voice! For real!” another wrote.
The 15-year Richmond Police Department veteran said he had always been inspired by the gospel song and for some reason could not get it out of his head this week.
“So, I had to get to a piano immediately to minister to myself,” he explained, adding that he wanted everyone to know they are not alone in this world.
“Know that no matter what you are going through, there is a higher power that looks beyond your faults and sees your needs,” he concluded.