Do you remember where you were when you first heard the news that an airplane had crashed into the World Trade Center?
I was at BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) with my children. The prayer time that morning carried with it, fear of the unknown but also confidence that whatever this evil was, God was still in control.
I was inexplicably drawn to watching the news coverage in the days and weeks following the bombings. You might even say I was addicted to it. This “addiction” caused some serious problems in my marriage that I will always regret.
I will never forget the sonic boom that was caused when the Air Force scrambled to assist an airplane with a hostage situation. My kids were playing in the backyard with some friends when I heard & felt the BOOM. I quickly brought them all inside until I could find out what was going on. Instant fear!
But I also remember that Americans returned to church in record numbers. Sadly, once life got back to “normal”, most of the “newcomers” went back to their lives and forgot all about what drove them to church in the first place.
We were all looking for answers. How did this happen? Why did they do it? What can we do to prevent something like this from happening again? How many bodies are they going to find in the rubble? Is anyone still alive?
The video below is one that my husband watches every year. It is a good reminder of what happened on that fateful day, September 11, 2001.
Take some time today to pray for those who are still grieving the loss they suffered due to the terrorist attack. Also, pray for our country to find the unity & patriotism that we had 19 years ago, instead of the unrest & rioting that we are now experiencing.
God Bless America & God Bless You!