It’s been 15 years since the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Today we ask that you take a moment to remember those who perished and those whose lives were forever changed. Reflect also on the condition of our country today ... so much has happened, so much has changed. Think back to 9/10/2001 and what our world was like the day before the events of 9/11 took place. Summer had just ended, schools were back in session and people were going about their normal, everyday schedules. We had certainly experienced terrorism in our cities before, but nothing to the extent of what happened on that Tuesday morning. That morning started just like most days, but at 8:46 am everything changed forever.
The events of that day brought our nation to a standstill. All were struck silent by the horrors and tragedy that ushered in a new vision of what our future would be. Over the past 15 years, we have seen changes that would have been unimaginable when we “stepped” into the new millennium. We now fight against the fear of terrorism, the oppression of freedoms and even a threat of tyranny.
September 11 should be a day of remembering. We are not to reflect in fear on that which took place 15 years ago. We are to remember that our hope is not in safety in our cities, or even freedoms that Americans hold dear. Our hope is also not found in understanding or making sense of events in our lives. Our hope is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Skeptics will ask, where was God on that horrendous day? The answer is quite simple. He was in the same place He has always been. In Heaven, looking down upon His creation and working in our lives according to His divine sovereignty — the same place He was when He sent His Son to the cross to die for the sins of mankind.
Pause to Remember & Watch a Tribute of Light
On this anniversary of 9/11, take a minute to remember those whose lives were taken on that day of unprecedented terrorism.