Yes it's September eleventh and like every year since 2002 we look back upon the terrorist attacks that so dreadfully happened to this country and has affected the entire world.
I was twelve years old in my Home ec. class and i remember a teacher knocking on the door of our room and telling my teacher to turn on the news. I remember seeing my teacher just starting to cry and when at once I understood what had happened I started to cry as well.
I saw the churches pack up the following Sunday, so many people praying and crying. Pastors comforting us through scripture, saying times are coming to an end.
I know in my heart that people were wondering "why has God let this destruction happen?" Why now, why ever? I had read just 2 years ago, after hurricane Katrina hit, a reporter asked Pastor Graham's daughter, "why on earth would God let this happen?"
(written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary)
Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?"
In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.
Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about and we said OK.
Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."
Ben Stein is right. I hate it when people put down God because He doesn't show Himself. How can you expect God to work miracles in our daily lives if we don't let Him be in our daily lives.
In rememberence of Sep. 11th, i pray for those who mourn today from lost family members and friends. I pray that they be lifted up and just keep on seeking God. And I mourn with you today. no I don't know how you feel, I've never lost someone close to me. But it says in the bible to rejoice with those who are joyful and mourn with those who mourn. Well I'm out.
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