remembering 9/11

I have read several posts today of people remembering the tragedy that took place on September 11th 2001, when Islamic Terrorists flew civilian aircraft into the Trade Towers, the Pentagon and into a field in Pennsylvania. I also saw a sight that posted 30 pictures from that day. It was really startling how it all came back to me, where I was and what had happened on that day.

 Annette had left early for work and called me at home because she had begun to hear about what had happened. I quickly turned on the TV and watched in shock and dismay as the tragedy unfolded before me and I found myself continually muttering, "Dear Jesus, Dear Jesus." Those were the only words that came to my mind. Then my kids got up and I helped get them ready for school and was helpless to try and explain what had just happened. In their young minds it was unfathomable and beyond their ability to comprehend. I felt the same way, but I knew better. I was reminded then of what Jeremiah 17:9 says, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?" Clearly on that day some deceived and sick hearts inflicted much pain on some 3000 people and thousands more who were affected.

In light of this being 9/11, say a prayer for our nation and world. Call upon the Maker of Heaven and Earth to save us. Remember the encouragement of the Apostle Paul who said in 2Timothy 2:1-3, "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior."

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