Let No Man Despise Thy Youth

Andrea - Toronto, Canada

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Hi to all!

Greetings from Canada. 
Recently, we watched a video about a girl who was shot at Columbine High School. At the beginning of the video, her father explained that she had been especially committing herself to the Lord one year or so before the shootings. From her journal that she wrote, you could see that she was just like any other teenager; she had her ups and downs. However, what made her different was what she made of them. She wanted to see change at her high school and see people saved. She had a real vision for this. She wanted to be a testimony to others both through word and action. She was determined to change herself wholeheartedly. The journal said that she even lost some of her friends because of her witnessing. Two of the people who she witnessed to were the boys who did the shootings. 
The thing that really hit me was on the day of the shooting, after she was shot at already, they asked her if she still believed in God. She replied “yes” and then was shot.
The video also showed her funeral. It showed people talking about her and the life which she had. How she always went a little further and always tried to make herself the very best she could. This video was saddening, yet also inspiring. It made me judge myself and really check if I was like this girl. What am I doing to get others saved? Would I give up my life like that? 
 
“LET NO MAN DESPISE THY YOUTH; BUT BE THOU AN EXAMPLE OF THE BELIEVERS, IN WORD, IN CONVERSATION, IN CHARITY, IN SPIRIT, IN FAITH, IN PURITY” (1 TIMOTHY 4:12).
 
Love in Him, Andrea
 

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