20 years ago, 12 high schoolers and one teacher died at the hands of two sadistic teenagers. Parents, classmates, friends, families, and loved ones were left in the wake of the tragedy, picking up the pieces of their shattered lives.
In view of what Sol Pais may have been planning to do, it reminds me that we are not immune to such attacks today. In fact, the attacks have seemingly gotten more and more violent and frequent. What are we to do in such a world as this?
Jesus said, “’Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. … Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. … ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’” (John 14:1; 14:27; 16:33).
In times like these, we must look up. To comfort and strengthen those hurt by such tragedies, we must be full of Jesus’ Love and the Holy Spirit. As they face an incredibly dark reality of losing their loved ones, we must, and can be, the Light.
Keep shining, friends. May we never forget such a tragedy as Columbine, and may we love on all those who were affected.
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus Christ went through the most excruciating pain possible; and He did it out of Love for you and for me. Learn more about Jesus, and all He has done, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here):
- Those who are grieving today over what happened at Columbine.
- Those who do not know Jesus and His Comfort.
- Those who may be heading down the same path as the shooters—that Jesus would change and save their lives before something horrific happens again.
- The Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu.
Thank you for your prayers.