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9/11

9/11

What to say?

Seventeen years ago today, my parents were getting ready to head off on a cruise to celebrate their 3rd anniversary.

Seventeen years ago today (though they didn’t know it), I was growing in my mother’s womb.

Seventeen years ago today, life changed for an awful lot of people in the United States–and, I imagine, the whole world.

I don’t know how to write about such an important event. I’m just a high school student who was the size of a raspberry when all of this happened. But I wanted to say something, just to remember, because what happened on this day, seventeen years ago, is important.

So what I say is this: Remember this tragedy. Remember those who died that day–the victims, the heroes, everyone. Remember those who worked hard in the aftermath to keep our country safe.

And remember that God is there, even in the midst of tragedy.

That’s a Truth we should always keep in mind.

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2 thoughts on “9/11”

  1. A presumptuous amendment of the post. “Remember, because what happened on this day, seventeen years ago, is important. Important only in the terms and ways that the will of the Lord deems it important. … Remember this tragedy. In human terms. But that’s not how the Lord sees it. Remember His perspective: sinners are enslaved to sin. It was sin that precipitated 9/11. Those who perpetrated the crime, and those we call heroes, are equal at the foot of the cross: if they are in Christ, they are beloved of God; if they are not in Christ, then their relative earthly fleshly standing is of no value to them. Remember those who died that day–the victims, the heroes, everyone. Thank God for them, if you benefited by them, but remember that their eternal destiny is determined by God by their faith in Christ, or lack of same. Remember those who worked hard in the aftermath to keep our country safe. But remember that country safety is ephemeral, temporal, it is nothing compared with eternal safety. Remember brethren in Christ who are beloved of God but live and die in countries where there is no earthly safety. And remember that God is there, even in the midst of tragedy. Especially in the midst of tragedy. That’s a Truth we should always keep in mind. Particularly remembering that there is no tragedy but that which has passed through His hands according to His perfect will. He is sovereign over all works of man. Not a sparrow falls without our heavenly Father’s awareness.”

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  2. “Radiant Rambling.” Great title. “Radiant” is full of glorious, heavenly meaning. Moses’ face was radiant because He had been with God. Our faces too will be radiant when we have been “looking unto Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.”

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