Where Were You on 9/11?

In The Pastor's Blog on September 11, 2008 at 9:35 AM

My wife and I were just talking about our lives as we remember the horrible events of 9/11/01. We were living in a different state as pastors of a small congregation. As I sat on the couch watching Fox News on that fateful morning, America was under attack by militant Muslim extremists, who hate us and want all of us dead.

We watched in horror as news and video came across the TV screen, showing what we thought was unreal and not even happening. The fact is, though, it was happening, and did take place. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in those vicious attacks, and we still need to remember that on 09/11/01, life in America was changed in dramatic fashion.

Michelle Malkin has a wonderful story on her blog today, and it is worth reading. I’m quite sure this will be a big topic during the day and week as the world remembers the cowardly attacks on the sovereignty of our nation. Sadly, many people, even in our own nation, believe we deserved those attacks.

Look, with sadness and dismay, at this graph showing the world’s mixed feelings on who actually perpetrated the attacks on 9/11. What’s so sad are the results showing countries who were thought to be at least friendly with our nation. It’s rather eye-opening, don’t you think?

Terrorism is nothing new, and it will continue as long as there are sinful people living on this earth. Hatred is real, and there are plenty of people who delight in spreading that horrible disease to as many they possibly can. Thank God for a strong military and resolve on the part of this current administration to keep us safe. We are a blessed nation.

I, like many others, am looking for the day when Christ returns to set up His eternal kingdom. What a day that will be. No more wars, no more famine, no more sin, no more tears, no more disease. Yes, that day will come, but until it does, we must be vigilant. The Apostle Peter wrote in I Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” Look what John wrote in Revelation 21:3-8

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on that day? I would like to know.

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  2. I will never forget the terror that happened on Sept. 11th. I was working as a Christian School principle in South Boston, VA just 3 and 1/2 hours from D.C. We immediately went into lock down and stayed fearful most of the day wondering what might occur. It is hard to believe that these few years later we have forgotten the fear of that moment. A fear we had never experienced before, but one that is likely to occur in our future. I pray that God gives us direction in the November elections. The new president will have many challenges to face.

  3. Shane, thanks for dropping by and leaving your thoughts. That terrorist attack must not be forgotten. Our nation has been through so much in her brief history, and my prayer is for God’s continued grace and mercy to abound in us.

  4. As I said in my own article, I was working in the service department of Sallisaw Pontiac and our work came almost to a standstill. It was a very sad time indeed. It is especially sad that some people in our own country seem to be of the opinion that we either organized the attack ourselves or deserved the attack.

  5. I was in clinic in Oneida, TN. Kept going back and forth to the lobby, watching with the patients on TV

  6. I was home…spent the day stunned and weeping and couldn’t tear myself away from FOX news. 9/11 will remain a dark day in history as long as I have a memory.

  7. Thanks for your comments. What’s sad to me, is the fact many in the world cheered after hearing about those devastating attacks on our soil. We must stay strong, resolving to protect our nation from those who would take our freedoms from us.

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