The Rose of Columbine
|Prophecy Today Ministries|
Rachel Scott was one of the victims of the Columbine High school shooting that took place back in April 20th, 1999.
Her father, Darrell Scott, gives testimony to Rachel's beliefs and expounds on the situation that most have never heard on the evening news. He speaks of heroics that took place in the face of certain death as teachers and a student, Darrell's daughter, made brave decisions. You can listen to the discussion below and/or continue to read about the circumstances surrounding the Columbine High School incident.
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After Rachel's death, Darrell reads from Rachel's diary pointing out Rachel knew of her demise before incidents began to unfold at Columbine High School. Darrel mentions her friends heard her say,
"I will not live long enough to get married."
Some how, Rachel knew she was going to die. She prayed asking God to use her for His kingdom before her time would come to an end. Little did she know her story would touch the lives of millions across the United States.
The Christian life would seem strange to those on the outside. We are not driven by the usual passions and motivations. Our actions can easily be misinterpreted. But one mark which should be seen in a Christian life is sacrifice. But this is not a burden in the sense as it would seem to non-Christians. The things of this present world grow strangely dim as the Bible expresses and the man or women who call Christ their Savior experience. Rachel knew this very well and did not fear death but accepted what would be the end of her life with her strong faith. Not a blind faith but one we can read of in Scripture which has been recorded during the past several thousand years and can be tested true. I mention this because you might be one on the outside looking in and wonder about the
"... faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." 1
Rachel did not flinch at death. She followed Jesus' teaching. She truly loved her neighbor. She was good at that simply because she truly did love God. That is what Christianity is all about: A love relationship that breaks the bonds of this world. You see, when Rachel said yes to the question, "Do you believe in God?", She was not giving a text book response but one of passion and love - the love she experienced and can only be experienced by a believer which comes from knowing God. And perhaps we can find her character in the words of Jesus as we find them in the Gospel of Matthew;
"No one takes my life from me. I lay it down freely." 2
Rachel's Choice was hers and hers alone. She chose eternal life. Although it would seem she had no choice on that day; she had made one. And she was the only one asked - the only one given a choice. Why?
Note the mark that brought her demise was her answer to the questions:
Do you believe in God?
Sometime later Darrell receives Rachel's backpack from the police with her diary in it. Darrel sees the drawing of the rose in the diary which she drew and Rachel's statements about her own death. She knew somehow her time was limited.
Rachel had written in her diary the following statements
Watch this edited twenty minute video as
Rachel was a faithful Christian. She lived her beliefs by showing kindness to her classmates. Her life exemplified what a Christian should look like. You can hear Darrel Scott's messages by clicking on one of the links under the heading "Rachel Scott's Testimony" at the top of this page.
Perhaps the answer Rachel gave was the correct one!Perhaps this is the question we are all asking? If you happen to be wondering about that right now, you are in the right place. But the response you give will be yours and yours alone. Perhaps the right answer given to these children, who were about to murder their classmates, at an earlier time in their young life might have placed them on a different path leading to another destination than the one they were on. For them, it was too late. They had made a choice and they took their own path. But for Rachel Scott it was just the beginning of Eternal Life with the God she loved so much. There was nothing that was going to change that.
One day, we will be asked a question. They say when we stand before God there is one question God will ask of us. It will not be on how good or bad you might have been. You will not be graded on a curve. The question God will ask of each and everyone will be; "What have you done with my Son Jesus?" The question will be on whether we believed Him and believed in Him. That is whether or not we have accepted the free gift of
You may not be anything like these children who had gone so far astray as to commit murder.
Your good deeds cannot earn you Heaven my friend. Only through the regeneration that takes place when one receives the gift of the Holy Spirit indwelling you are we counted worthy of Heaven at which time you literally become a "New Creation" as we are told in Scripture. That new creation is what allows humanity entrance to Heaven. Without that, no one can be in God's presence due to the purity of God. If I can say it like this: A penguin lives in Antarctica on the ice and in the icy water. It cannot live in the arid plains of Africa. In the same way someone who is not Born Again is not able to enter God's Kingdom which will come to the earth after the Tribulation period. Once "Born Again," you become a New Creation, which is the transformation one needs to enter Heaven. You will find the Love of God is far beyond anything this temporal life has to offer. Rachel Scott knew this first hand. She expressed it in how she lived and what she stood for. The choice is yours. Will you make the right one?
What is the "evidence" that Rachel Scott produced when she was asked whether she believes in God or not?. Her evidence was her life - the way she lived her life - all the good things she had done as her father explains in his statements concerning his daughter heard on the audio message above. Ultimately we see she would not deny her belief in God, her faith, even at the point of death. She gave her life for her belief. Our faith in God has to be evidenced with the way we live our lives. Rachel at her young age did just that right up to the point of martyrdom.
Please take a moment and learn more about the Christian faith. See this link "thoughts" and please give some regard to what you are reading. Venture through this website.
Perhaps you are ready and would like to say a Prayer of Salvation.
Today you are given a choice. Will you chose eternal life?You can
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1Hebrews 11:1 KJV2John 10:18a; A paraphrase: Jesus tells us these words Himself as His time to fulfill prophecy was about to unfold.
14 I am the good shepherd, and I know My own, and I am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, I also know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep which are not of this fold. It behooves Me to bring those also, and they will hear My voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.
17 Because of this, the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again.
18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. This commandment I received from My Father.”
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