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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remember. Remember. Remember.

Today is Tuesday, September 11, 2007. This date used to only be significant due to the wedding anniversary of my great-grandparents. Now I remember this day in a much different light because of what happened six years ago in the early morning hours of September 11, 2001.

The remembrance of the horror of that day and feelings of complete vulnerability are indelibly impressed upon my mind. Planes are not supposed to be used as missiles and purposefully crashed into buildings. At least not in America. At least not 90 miles from my hometown.

Images of dust and debris-clogged New York City streets, the eerie quietness of the empty sky, the memorials to lost loved ones, and the funeral we attended for a man who perished in the towers insured for me that this would always be a day to be remembered. Over and over again in the Scriptures we are commanded to remember. Remember God's mercies (Esther 9:28); remember God's works (II Chronicles 16:12); remember our iniquities (Deuteronomy 9:7); remember Christ's words (Acts 20:35); remember important days in history (Exodus 13:3); remember to Whom we owe allegiance (Luke 22:18). Remember. Remember. Remember.

So on this day, September 11, 2007, I want to remember the trial God allowed our country to bare as we witnessed the deaths of unsuspecting office workers and courageous rescue personnel at the World Trade Center, soldiers at the Pentagon, and the heroic passengers of Flight 93 who died in a Pennsylvania field. May we remember, and may our remembrances cause our focus to turn to Christ.



Anonymous Monique Hoffman said...

That was beautiful. May we always remember and pass that memory to future generations that they learn of the sovereignty God and the grace He gives in the midst of trials, and may we Americans remember the courage displayed and the dangers of the enemy we face.

8:35 PM  
Blogger The Serven Clan said...

Dear Cara,

Sometimes we talk about how our grandchildren will wonder "And Granny, what were you doing on the morning of September 11th?" I wonder if they will be facinated with the stories of sadness and valor, in the same way we love to hear about WW1 and WW2 from our grandfathers. Makes you think.


I am posting this comment here because we did not have another way to connect with you. You have so kindly linked to our blog (and have been one of our sources for referrals!). We recently had to set our blog to private; if you would like to be a reader, send us your e-mail through the contact form on Genevan Foundation. If not--not a problem. Lord willing we will go to back to public over the next month or so.

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4:59 PM  

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