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Thursday, March 5, 2015

And Then 911 Happened

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you  for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you of the Lord, enthroned in Zion; Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what He has done.Psalm 9:9-11

2001 was a defining year in the history of our free republic called The United States of America. Almost everyone alive then over 5 years old can remember where they were when the World Trade Center twin towers were taken down by two commercial jets flown by Islamic terrorists. Another  plane flew into the Pentagon taking about 135 lives and yet another was crashed by passengers over Pennsylvania, who were able to get into the cockpit before the plane possibly went for the US Capitol or White House.That was a defining day that changed the way we do business in America. At first loyalty, prayer, and patriotism abounded but as years went by the American flags flying on cars were replaced by favorite football team flags. Flags on porches came down and were put away. Where did the patriotism go? Where did prayer and worshipping God go? How soon we forget. 

When tragedy strikes, be it a national disaster such as this which claimed the lives of thousands of citizens of the United States and other countries as well, most of us lean on God. Maybe He was not there initially in your life but you find yourself crying out to Him. Many say where was He during 911? He was still there. I can not answer why nearly 3,000 persons of all nationalities and faiths lost their lives that day but I do know it certainly brought unity. Many times good does come out of bad. 

Wherever you are today, be it in the United States or another country, know that God is watching over His people. He is a good God and He does not like evil. He will rule and reign when all is said and done so do not turn your back on Him.

PRAYER: Give me ears to hear the needs of others and the ability to reach out to the lost,confused,sad, grieving, and hurting. Help us keep our eyes open to evil and be discerning of the tricks of our enemy Satan, who does not like freedom. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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