On this date in 1999, one of the worst school shootings in United States history took place in Colorado. Seventeen years ago, the stories were nothing short of mind-boggling. Two students, armed to the hilt, entered the school and began shooting—killing twelve, injuring twenty-one. Among the victims: a teacher and students, including one girl who died after she was asked if she still believed in God. After saying yes, she was shot. What’s the message for us parents? Our children’s lives are in God’s hands. He’s entrusted them with our care physically and spiritually. While both are important, make sure they’re spiritually ready. Being daily in God’s Word is vital. Get the Keys for Kids devotional here.

Suggested Reading: Hebrews 4:12