At the age of 12 Rachel Scott had a life-changing spiritual encounter. This is what she wrote in her journal: “Everyone was there at the altar, and I felt so drawn to it. You have to understand that I was so young…to be drawn that way, it was nothing short of God… I was saved.”
Rachel’s commitment to Christ cost her dearly. She broke up with a boyfriend she loved because she wanted to remain pure. five of her closest rejected her because she talked openly about her faith. In her journal entry on April 20 1998, she wrote: ” I have no more personal friends at school. But you know what…it’s all worth it to me… If I have to sacrifice everything I will.”
On April 20, 1999, while she sat outside her school cafeteria, two troubled students came up the stairs at Columbine High School with guns and opened fire, hitting Rachel three times. Leaving Rachel, they continued their shooting spree, but then returned to where she was lying on the floor in pain. One of the shooters grabbed her ponytail and lifted her head. He asked, “Do you believe in God?” She answered “Yes.” He put the gun to her temple and killed her.
How easy it would have been for Rachel to deny Christ at that moment. How easy it is to stay silent on the street as wickedness and unbelief increase. But Jesus said these words: “…whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. “
Are you willing to put your faith on the line and speak boldly of our Savior?