Maybe some will remember Columbine High School and the terrible deadly events there. The tragedy is too often used politically in the misguided mistaken support for gun control…though I guess understandable due to the loss and pain of such evil. But there is much more there in this story, a much more positive story. The story of a beautiful 17 year old girl, loved by family and friends, her whole life before her, who loved her LORD Jesus…and a Jesus who loved her even more!
Michal W. Smith sings these lyrics about her actions that dreadful day:
It was a test that we could all hope to pass
But none of us would want to take
Faced with the choice to deny God and live
For her there was one choice to make
This was her time
This was her dance
She lived every moment
Left nothing to chance
She swam in the sea
Drank of the deep
Embraced the mystery of all she could be
This was her time
A gun pointed at her, terror all around, Cassie Bernall stood her ground and did not deny her LORD Jesus. She pronounced her love and was killed for it and Jesus received her that day. What an example for us! Would we, could we, do the same? I hope so!
I pray that we would stand before evil and take the higher ground of love! I so pray that we would follow Cassie Bernall…all the way as she did! What a Christian example!
At a time when many are falling away from the Christian faith due to a lack of foundation, when church people want the world more than the world’s Creator, when so called Christian Seminaries teach biblical error as truth, when progressives want to preach pantheism and the church blindly follows along as lemmings over a satanic cliff; will we remember Cassie? Will we be able to be as strong as a 17 year old high school girl?
I say: Come Christians stand and sing! Stand up for Jesus Christ, no matter what!