Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th or 9/11[nb 1]) were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C., area on September 11, 2001. On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets.[3][4] The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. Hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth jet, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers attempted to take control before it could reach the hijacker's intended target in Washington, D.C. Nearly 3,000 died in the attacks.[5][6][7] –Wikipedia


Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:5-8

As doors slam, buildings crumble, bodies bleed, screams are heard, tears are shed, and lonely nights set in…

God is our Refuge.

We sang an old favorite in church today, I Need Thee Every Hour. As I started singing the words, I had to stop almost right after the song started.
I listened to the congregation singing along and thinking about how we really do need Him, every hour. Every hour that goes by in every day needs to be covered in Christ. Would we honestly want it any other way?

When we step away or start to turn our back to Him; when we fill our days with meaningless doings and even sometimes things that we may hold dear and honestly treasure, but forget about Who created it all; does any of it matter?

We are constantly warned about side effects of chemicals and choices that we make, and whether we choose to ignore them or not, there is one choice that we will make and the side effects will be heaven or hell.

As blunt as it is to say, its truth and what do we do?

When death can happen so quickly-within the time it takes to leave home and get to work, a building can be struck by a plane leaving many without life…

…do we need Him every hour or just when it feels good or on holidays?

Remembering. Thinking. Praying.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. Psalm 33:12

1 comment:

  1. YES, I remember those, who through no choice of their own, had their lives taken on 9/11 ten years ago. I greive for their families. Yet, I have to say, more than that, I GIVE THANKS FOR OUR MILITARY, WHO KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING WHEN THEY WENT TO WHERE THEIR LIVES WERE TAKEN. Our nation owes THEM a debt of gratitude that NEVER can be repayed. Yes, it is good to remember what shook our nation so many years ago, but NOT more than we remember our soldiers who willingly went and gave their lives that we might be free. Marion

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