" I have no more personal friends at school. But you know what... it's all worth it to me. I am no going to apologize for speaking the name of Jesus, I am not going to justify my faith to them, and I am not going to hide the light that God has put in me. If my friends have to become my enemies for me to be with my best friend Jesus, then that's fine with me. Ya know, I always knew that part of being a Christian is having enemies... but I never thought that my "friends" were going to be those enemies."
Those astounding words came from Rachel Scott right after having some good friends reject her when she took a stand for Christ.
Many of you will probably remember the Columbine High School shooting of April 20, 1999. Rachel was one of the students killed in that shooting. The two young men that perpetrated the crime had, before-hand, singled her out to die because they had a great disdain for her Christian faith.
On that fateful day, Rachel was outside eating her lunch with a friend when the gunmen came out and open fire on her. She was wounded in the legs and was trying to crawl to safety when they returned and asked her if she believed in God. She said she did and a bullet to the head ended her life here on earth. She was a believer in life, a martyr at death, and a child of God that is now in heaven with her Savior.