Yes, it may not seem like it, but there is a God on 9/11. There is always God on every 9/11, as well as the 364 other days in the year. When you look at the twisted wreck of 9/11 from 20 years ago, and all the lives lost on that horrific day, it’s tough to believe there is a God who would let this happen.
And 20 years later, we may not forget that day today, but in this country we’re forgetting the Americans, and friends of America, we left behind. Where is God in that?
God doesn’t cause human events. We humans cause human events. We’re quick to blame God for everything when all He does is love us. He knows that our lives are not even a blink in the time of eternity that awaits spending with Him. How we handle ourselves on this earth, during this brief time we have, is a proving ground and prep for that blissful eternity. Bad things like 9/11 20 years ago and this 9/11 in Afghanistan will always happen if we let them happen. We are in control. God is just watching His children and how they react and what they do.
It’s a tough day to do anything other than remember.
My wife and I were in New York City this weekend for some R&R and to go to the 9/11 museum. On a beautiful fall weekend there were more people out and about than you can imagine. There was a lot of “jostling” walking down busy streets and patience was not exactly the theme of the day. So, I took this picture and with it was thinking about “Where is God in this sea of humanity?” Continue reading →
O God of love, compassion, and healing. We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here the heroic first-responders: our fire fighters, police officers, emergency service workers, and Port Authority personnel, along with all the innocent men and women who were victims of this tragedy simply because their work or service brought them here on September 11, 2001. Pope Benedict XI, Prayer at Ground Zero, New York, April 20, 2008
As we spent this 9/11 remembering the terrible events of eleven years ago, we should cherish the peace we have in our lives. Or if we don’t have peace, we should do everything possible to find it. God intends us to be happy, at peace, and fulfilled. Unfortunately, Continue reading →