Hope in the Face of Tragedy ~ Heading Into This Season with Advice from Father

  • “Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”…. We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:10, 19)
  • “But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” (Romans 5:8)

My message to Craig Scott whom I listened to this morning on Fox & Friends, he is the brother of Rachel Scott, who was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.


Thank you for your strength in making your sisters and your families experience be a beacon of light in the darkness. Your [Craig] intimating of letting go of this hate reminded me of a verse in Revelations:

Rev 6:9-10:

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the blood of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Any action taken against people who are in opposition to God’s plan (read here: those who take innocent life, who would be the most in opposition to God’s plan, since the “blood” represents life [Lev 17:11], given by God) is God himself — in the ultimate sense. And by giving this hate/action to Him, we are free to live in His mercy and grace, affecting and interacting with those around us much more positively. He [God] is interested in each of our well-beings… and putting actions (like hatred) upon the cross is what He wants for our well-being. Justice is His to doll out, and this realization helps us live.

Blessing to you and yours, and a heart-felt prayer to the recent loss from our current presence these young persons, and a realization that Heaven gained their presence.