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She was a vibrant young teenager who was faithful to the end.
Rachel Scott had a premonition that she'd never live to see twenty. She was popular at her high school, even though her witness for Christ wasn't always well received. Two students who hated her were Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. She had talked to them and tried to persuade them to stop doing all the weird things that they were doing.
During the week of Easter, both boys entered Rachel's school and started shooting. Before approaching her, they killed another student who was witnessing about his faith. Then they shot Rachel in the leg and back. Realizing that she was still alive, Harris walked over to her and asked, "Do you still believe in God?"
Before Harris delivered the final shots that ended her life, Rachel said, "You know I do."
Psalm 119:90 – Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created. (NLT)
I'm not sure how old the psalmist was when he wrote this verse, but he obviously had lived long enough to observe God's faithfulness. I suppose that he must have read and heard about God's faithfulness as well. Most likely, his friends, parents, and grandparents had all experienced God's faithfulness and lived to tell him about it.
I, too, have a heritage of hearing about and experiencing God's faithfulness. I watched as both of my great-grandmothers witnessed of God's faithfulness. My grandparents also showed me God's faithfulness and told me many stories to support it. Both of my parents testified of God's faithfulness and lived out that belief daily. I did the same with my two children, and hopefully, they will do the same with their children.
I've read of God's faithfulness in the Bible's historical stories and other Christian literature. I've witnessed it in the lives of hundreds of others. God was faithful yesterday, He is today, and He will be forever — faithful to fulfill every one of the promises that He makes to His children in His Word. He has to be. Not to be would contradict His very nature.
Are you experiencing God's faithfulness in your life?
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your faithfulness to us. Enable us to be as faithful to You. Amen.
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Thanks, Martin. May we all be as faithful in our witness as Rachel.
Thank you for a beautiful, sad story – the faith of a young girl and the angry, lost teenagers.
I never knew faith played a part in that tragic school shooting that shocked the world. Thank you for all your interesting and faith inspiring posts. May God continue to bless you!
Thank you, Martin, for another of your very positive and mindful writings. Sad to read the story of Rachel’s demise but her faith remained strong right to the very end knowing God had good things awaiting her. Blessings for your special writings.
Thank you for your challenging devotional concerning God’s faithfulness. We need to think more about this and share it. The first two thoughts that came to my mind came from 1 Thessalonians 5:24 and 1 Corinthians 1:9 and then I read one of my favorite devotionals. The two passages that touched me were Proverbs 21:21 and Proverbs 2:1-11. Thank you again for helping us to think about God’s faithfulness. Blessings.