Wednesday, September 11, 2013

we will never forget

Where were you on Tuesday, September 11, 2001?  I remember where I was like it was yesterday.  Not all the events of the day stand out, but as soon as I heard what was going on I left the church office and went home to watch on the TV the events of the day unfolding.  That night there was a special meeting at church that was attended by many people.
For me as an American I saw this as an attack on our nation and on me.  Many lives were lost that days, and the key phrase for this post and for us to remember is “we will never forget”.  We won’t forget that fact that America is a gift from God.  We won’t forget those who those who wanted to hurt our country.  We won’t forget those who lost their lives that day: the airplane staff, the passengers, those in the tower, the first responders and more.  We will not forget the families whose lives were forever changed by the loss of a loved one that day.
What do you do when your world is turned upside down?  You may have been through a devastating time as such.  Many of us have not.
Proverbs 3:25  NASB
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
Those are times to trust God. 
1 Thessalonians 4:18  NASB
Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Times of crisis is when we need to comfort each other.
Psalm 62:8  NASB
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
September 11th and any crisis day is a time to trust God.  Every day trust God so that when tough times come you will continue to trust God. 
May God help us remember and help us share with others that we are still blessed.  Yet in the middle of crisis God is at work in and through our lives.  That may be the time when someone is more apt to hear from and meet God.  Our lives and our faith as well as our respond to trouble will tell others of who God is in our lives.
We are blessed to be Americans, but our nation is also not centered on God has it has been in the past.  Pray for our nation and the world. 
Psalm 33:12  NASB
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.

1 comment:

hank hill said...

well said god bless u too

happy birthday, Julie

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