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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

592- Cassie Challenging Death

 

A Real Story 

All mass media was highly concerned, especially in the States when the young men Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris rushed to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They hid bombs in the school and fired twelve people: students and teachers. Finally, they shooted themselves. These are but few of the victims of the Devil worship, about which I mentioned a lot of matters in the book The Devil Worship in the Modern Age. What astounds me is the heroic hearts of some American young people who challenged death for the sake of their faith in Jesus Christ.

St-Takla.org Image: Baphomet, the pagan deity, goat head. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الشيطان في هيئة بافوميت - رأس معزاة.

St-Takla.org Image: Baphomet, the pagan deity, goat head.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الشيطان في هيئة بافوميت - رأس معزاة.

Charles W. Colson tells us about one of the heroines called Bernall Cassie. She was seventeen years old. Her heart was attracted to the living faith and she loved Gods word. She always read the Bible even at school. She used to root joy in the hearts of her colleagues. Her colleague Craig Moon calls her, Light for the sake of Christ. Two days before the accident, she wrote the following verses:

Now I have given up on everything else.

I have found it to be the only way,

To really know Christ and to experience,

The might that brought Him back to life again,

And to find out what it means to suffer and to die with Him.

So, whatever it takes I will be one who lives in the fresh Newness

Of life of those who are alive from the dead.

It was mentioned that she desired to cut her beautiful long hair and make from it a wig to give it to the women sick with cancer whose hair fell down because of the chemotherapy. What obsessed her mind was to give joyfully for Christ and His beloved ones. Marty Mc Cornack said about that loving young lady, She used to talk to the fallen girls to push them to a pure life. She served the gang members and talked to the released from prisons about Gods work and love.

As usual, she was reading the Bible in the school library when the accident took place. An eyewitness said that one of the killers pointed his gun at Cassie, while she was reading the Bible, saying, Do you believe in God?

She knew well that her life would be a price for her faith. However, courageously and strongly she said, Yes, I believe in God.

He asked her, Why? Before letting her utter a word, he fired her.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: كاسي تتحدى الموت.

St-Takla.org Divider

Lord, teach me to practice martyrdom daily.

With practical love I give up my life for Your sake.

With love, I desire salvation and peace for my brethren and enjoy serving them.

I go with You to the last row,

For all to be before me.


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