|Seeing this now sends chills down my spine.|
I remember thinking, " I can't believe they attacked the Twin Towers." A symbol of American prosperity and success.
It's so easy to turn to depression or grieving when you think about that day. It is so easy to let the darkness overtake the light. It's easy to get angry. It's easy to forget the blessings of life. Instead of doing that, though, I am going to take a different path - a less traveled one. This choice is one that I haven't always made - mainly because the other path is so much easier and it's a natural reaction. Instead of choosing fear, sadness, and darkness, I am choosing faith.
Here's what I know. I know that God is good. I know that He loves us and wants us to be happy. I know that He made the ultimate sacrifice for each and every one of us. I know that God is love. I pray for all of the people who were touched by 9/11. I pray for peace and I pray that God wraps His arms around us all because we really could use more of Him in our world and in our lives.
Here's some encouragement, folks. Hold on to the people you love. Tell them how much they mean to you. Put down whatever you're tangled up in at work and wrap your arms around your loved ones. Make that phone call you've been putting off for any number of unimportant reasons. Put your heart on the line for someone else. Lift your neighbors up in prayer. Lift the world up in prayer. Hold tight to your faith and if you have no faith, find some. If you feel that's not possible, please come see me - I can help you with that.
I leave you with this. May it bring peace to your hearts and minds today. It surely did for me this morning.