New film tells story of Columbine victim who was killed because of her faithJesus Daily
“I’m Not Ashamed”, a film from Pure Flix featuring the true story of Rachel Joy Scott at Columbine High School, hits theaters later this month and promises to challenge, inspire and uplift audiences of all ages.
Rachel was the first of 13 people – twelve students and one teacher – killed at Columbine on April 20, 1999, and was singled out because of her Christian faith. While she sat on a patch of grass, eating lunch with her friend, 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold approached her, shooting her three times. After realizing Rachel was still alive, the killers returned and asked her, “Do you still believe in God?” She answered, “You know I do”, whereupon he replied “Then go be with Him” and shot her in the head.
“I think we hit her mark,” Beth said. “She would say, ‘This is what I want the world to know about me and my love for the Lord and for people.’ She had an authentic love for God, and she truly cared about people – especially people who fell through the gaps or felt misunderstood. She had a lot of compassion. We tried to portray that in this movie, I think it truly represents her heart.”
1. God is always with you.
2. God knows what you need before you even ask.
3. I pray you are aware of his presence in your life today.
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