Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Day We Will Never Forget - September 11, 2001

Hello, to anyone who may pass this way.  It has been quite a while since I have written on my blog.  But as I am watching the television and "re-living" for one day, what the families of over 3,000 people relive everyday, I couldn't go on without saying something. 
On this day, September 11, 2001, our nation was shaken to it's core.  I believe most of you could tell me exactly where you were and what you were doing when you found out about the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and then the downing of  Flight 93 over Pennsylvania.   
I was sitting in my bed drinking a cup of coffee and watching the news.  What began as an ordinary day to me, became very extraordinary, awful, feelings of disbelief.  As I sat on the bed, I remember my hand coming to my mouth as I gasped when I saw the second plane hit the towers.  Then I knew in my heart, this was no accident.  I think most of us knew in our hearts that the first plane hitting was no accident, but you try to come up with some kind of logical, rational explanation........when there is no logic, rhyme or reason to what happened on that day.  So, for the past 9 years, we have tried to fight terrorism wherever it has taken a hold and many of our precious men and women in uniform have sacrificed their lives, yet again, for the safety and freedom which our country holds so dear.  I am thankful that, at that time, we had a President,  President George W. Bush, who was not ashamed to ask God for wisdom in our hour of need. 
I send my loving prayers to all the families who lost dear ones on this date 9 years ago.  You, and they, will never be forgotten.  Never, ever.  That is why now, today, and always, we should do what the Holy Bible tells us to do:

"Encourage one another and build each other up."
- I Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed,
for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;  I will uphold
you with my righteous right hand."  - Isaiah 41:10 NIV


Take comfort in these words spoken by my Lord in the book of John 11: 25&26:
(Jesus was speaking to his dear friend Martha, whose brother Lazarus had died, and was questioning the Lord as to why he took so long to get there.  She felt surely her Lord would have come quickly and saved her brother from death.)
Beginning at verse 23:
"Jesus said to her (Martha), "Your brother will rise again."   Martha answered, "I know he will rise again
in the resurrection at the last day."  Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes
in me will live, even though he dies:  and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.  Do you believe this?"

And so, I guess for some of you, that may be the big question:  Do you believe in Him?  In  Jesus Christ?  Have you had doubts about this world we live in or why you are here?  You were put here for a purpose.
If you really, sincerely, want answers to lifes questions and quandries, then I'd like to invite you to please read the entire book of John in the New Testament.  Learn more about this "Jesus" who came to earth for one reason, to die for you and save you from your sins, so that you might have everlasting life and life abundant!
Also, read through the Psalms in the Old Testament as there are many beautiful and uplifting passages.
If you have any questions, get in touch with me and I will try to answer them for you, with God's help :)