Tuesday Afternoon (Columbine High School)
After lunch we loaded a bus and went to Columbine High School, where we spent the afternoon putting prayer into action.
We first met together in the cafeteria (which is directly beneath where the school library would have been -which is where so much of the killing took place on April 20, 1999). In the cafeteria we praised God for His goodness.
Then we broke into 3 groups and rotated through 3 different prayer stations. At one station we continued to praise God. The second station was a prayer walk around the perimeter of the school while we made requests to God on behalf of our friends, family members, communities, and nation. At a third station we spent time admitting where we have fallen short in reaching out to others with the love of Christ like we believe He has called us to do.
After all of this, we walked to the Columbine Memorial at the edge of the property where we yielded ourselves to the Lordship of Christ. 5 students volunteered to carry a cross and set the cross atop a hill overlooking the memorial. Kelly volunteered to be one of the 5 students, which was really cool.
The whole experience was super powerful for me, especially since the Columbine shooting took place while I was a student in high school. That is certainly a day I will never forget. I don’t know if it was as powerful for the students or not. We will debrief tonight and talk about it.
Going to the Columbine High School was a very unique experience. It showed me how important it is to reach out to others as soon as possible. Also, Zane shared a story about meeting up with an old classmate that God told to talk to Zane. The classmate didn’t share with Zane and when he shared his reacting it made me relize I need to tell anyone, if they accept it or not.
This school really needed a prayer walk, I’m glad we had the opportunity to do so. It was so sad but encouraging because It’s crazy how much one teenager can do and changed lives. Which to me it’s a blessing because you need to live day by day to the fullest because you never know when someone can lose their lives and it can happen in a heart beat