Born in September 1st, John Tomlin was a young man with a broad smile and bright eyes. As a kid he loved cars, baseball, family and God. As a teen he added Chevy trucks and the Green Bay Packers to that list, and his love for Jesus developed in him a strong set of Christian morals.
John had a gently disposition that parents and girlfriends dream of; the kind that didn’t need a heavy hand of discipline and that made him an old-fashioned gentleman on dates. But his sunny disposition could not keep him from entering what many teens enter; a dark tunnel of loneliness were God seemed far away.
John didn’t stay long in that tunnel. Seven months before his death he reconnected with God and rediscovered the joy of his faith. That faith sustained John with courage and strength to face evil the last moments of his life in the Columbine High School library.
In heaven now, John fully understands the truth of the words written long ago:
"You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world" 1 john 4:4" Columbine Memorial message