It was 10 years ago when the tragedy of Columbine High School took place, when the loss of young lives dramatically changed forever the innocence of youth.
It is never easy to see a life lost, especially when that life is young and still full of promise, but the reality is none of us were born with an unlimited supply of bubble wrap around us. We were never assured that bad things won't happen to good people. We don't live in a world that is pain free. But we do have good news!
We are celebrating right now the season of Easter, the time that we study and learn more about the ministry of Jesus AFTER he battled death and won! We have hope for life eternal, life that is free of pain and suffering, life that is forever, life that brings joy and defeats all sorrow. This is the wonderful gift for all through the suffering of an innocent Jesus, through the death of a good person.
To read the stories of those who survived the Columbine tragedy to see what type of people they have become 10 years later is a reminder to us all that even in the midst of tragedy God is there and God remains!
Some of you in our area know that our college community has suffered another tragic loss, and our football program is once again mourning the loss of a friend and teammate. Our prayers go out to all of them, as right now they walk through a dark time in their lives. Our prayer is that soon the darkness will be replaced with the penetrating light of the risen Christ, who took away the power and the sting of death!