The devastating life interruption that occurred on September 11 still holds the power to interrupt the lives of men and women throughout this country. The ripple effects of the terror attacks continue to this day, sending shock waves through our nation. Many are scarred and still struggle to find understanding. The hearts and minds of the families, survivors, relief workers, and the extended fellowship of strangers who witnessed the desolation from afar are marked.
Many have asked why this horrendous event happened. They wonder how God could let something like this occur. They ponder what, if anything, they are supposed to gain from the experience.
No matter how difficult, heartbreaking, or devastating a life interruption is, we must all remember that God always divinely intervenes and brings great healing, direction, and deliverance.
As our nation prepares for the 9/11 memorial, let us remember that God must be glorified and acknowledged, even in this.
MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL
You say you will never forget where you were when
you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.
I was on the 110th floor in a smoke-filled room
with a man who called his wife to say ‘Good-Bye.’ I
held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the
peace to say, ‘Honey, I am not going to make it, but it
is OK..I am ready to go.’
I was with his wife when he called as she fed
breakfast to their children. I held her up as she
tried to understand his words and as she realized
he wasn’t coming home that night.
I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a
woman cried out to Me for help. ‘I have been
knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!’ I said.
‘Of course I will show you the way home – only
believe in Me now.’
I was at the base of the building with the Priest
ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He
heard my voice and answered.
I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,
with every prayer. I was with the crew as they
were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the
believers there, comforting and assuring them that their
faith has saved them.
I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan .
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?
I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew
every name – though not all know Me. Some met Me
for the first time on the 86th floor.
Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the
smoke and flames; ‘Come to Me… this way… take
my hand.’ Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.
I did not place you in the Tower that day. You
may not know why, but I do.. However, if you were
there in that explosive moment in time, would you have
reached for Me?
Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey
for you . But someday your journey will end. And I
will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may
be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are
‘ready to go.’
I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.
This special entry was posted based on the bible study discussion shared on The Phone Tree on 9/7/10. It is dedicated to those who have been impacted by 9/11. May God bless and keep you all in His safety.