Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Memories & Thoughts about September 11th, 2001

I don't think I'll ever forget this day 12 years ago.  However, there are others who have even greater reasons to remember it, because their lives have been forever changed by damage it caused them or a loved one, or by the loss of a loved one.

I do stop and think of these folks, and pray for God's comfort and healing for them today.

I think also of the many heroes of that day whether or not they were wearing any kind of uniform.  Despite the fact that I was blessed to not have been personally impacted, I am still so grateful for their sacrifices and their devotion to their country to which they have committed their very lives.

I don't want to just acknowledge this event and move on, though.  I want to learn/be reminded of something by it.   We didn't see it coming.  We didn't know that, in just a short time, some 3,000 souls would pass into eternity.  Were they ready for what they faced next?  Had we prepared them?

" is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment"
(Hebrews 9:27)

After death, every soul must meet their Maker, the Judge of all the earth.

"But God, I was the victim of a terrorist attack!" 

That's irrelevant information in this trial.
This isn't about what others did to you - This is about the choices you have made.

Have you broken God's law?
Everybody has.

Somebody has to pay the price of your sin. 
Have you accepted the payment Christ made on your behalf?
Or must you now pay the price yourself?

The price is separation from God forever in a place burning with fire and brimstone, a place called "Hell".  Will it be you?

Christ has already made the payment, you only have to accept it! 

Will you accept it today?  Please, don't wait another day!  These folks we're remembering who died 12 years ago had no idea that September 11, 2001 would be their day of reckoning!  We never know when our turn will come - young or old!

Are you ready?

"Go to now {or Listen up}, ye that say,
To day or to morrow we will go into such a city,
and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your life?
It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
For that ye ought to say,
If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that."
(James 4:13-15)

I'd like to close with a video.  It's nearly 16 minutes long, but it's worth every minute, and I hope you will take the time!  The man it's about (true story) would have been flying one of those planes on that fateful day 12 years ago...but the Lord intervened and spared his life!  Listen to him tell his story.

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