Today I thought about this song by Darryl Worley. How many of us have forgotten what it was like that day? How many of us just went about our daily routine without even a thought of all that happened fourteen years ago today? Just as the song says, “there are some things worth fighting for.” I believe it is worth it to remember.
Billy Graham spoke after 9/11 at the Washington National Cathedral and here is a small part of what he said.
“A tragedy like this could have torn our country apart, but instead it has united us. So those perpetrators who took this on to tear us apart, it has worked the other way—it has backlashed. We are more united than ever before. I think this was exemplified in a very moving way when the members of our Congress stood shoulder to shoulder and sang, “God Bless America.”
Finally, difficult as it may be for us to see right now, this event can give a message of hope—hope for the present and hope for the future”
It was a devastating time in American’s history but it united us as a country. We need to get back to that place of unity again. This great country is worth fighting for.
My parents talked about where they were when Kennedy was assassinated. My grandparents talked about where they were when Pearl Harbor was attacked. My generation will probably always talk about where we were on Sept. 11, 2001. We need to always remember these events and the ones who died.
Another event we should never forget is the day our Saviour died on a cross for us. That event has given us the opportunity for eternal life. I can just imagine the people back in Jesus’ day sharing with their kids and grandkids about where they were when Jesus died. We can’t say where we were when He died, but we can sure tell everyone where we were when we met Jesus. We can share our story and hopefully help someone else find Jesus.
I pray we will always remember and keep fighting for our great country. I also pray we will always remember to share Jesus. He is our only hope!
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.