911 Memories and Effects on Us today
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For me, the events on 9-11-01 were the turning points of our country. The shield of protection God placed over us has a hole. It is a hole in our morality. Our faiths, and focus to God . But.....
The true nature of people come out in a horrific event like this. Hero's come forward to save others even though they may well die themselves. Like the fighter pilots that even without any weapons in their planes, decided to go on a suicide mission to take down the one plane still in the air heading to Washington.
Compassion surges forth. Tears for those you do not know is found in the families and individuals not actually there. Sacrifices of many to help the hurting. These people hopefully encourage others to strive to be hero's in their lives and in their families as well.
I remember exactly where I was that hour the news broke forth here on the west coast. I had not watched the news that morning. I was driving my teenage daughter to school, we were exactly on the second bridge when I heard the news on the radio. I asked her if she wanted to go back home with me. She said no, to go on to school. We both have faith that God was going to be with us, no matter what might happen later. Our trust is on God, but for many it may not be so.
There will be a live broadcast by Charles Stanley at Ground Zero today. Here is the Link. Click anywhere on this sentence. It may be here even after the live broadcast.I hope everyone will watch.
For all the heros and people who do good in tragic times, there are many more who use horrible events to better themselves. They use deceit, to manipulate the hurting to enrich themselves. They have no thought of anyone but selfish get. You have all heard of them. They prey on the poor, with greed in their minds. They neither want to help others or think of others. They hate God or any mention of God. For if they acknowledge Him they acknowledge their own sins.
1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you!
These are those who take advantage of others to gain in riches or power. It is not that they are rich that condemns them; it is the purpose of their hearts.
There is still time to change our focus in this country. In our individual lives. We can refocus our way of living from self serving to God serving. As we pray and remember this tragic day of death and destruction, can we learn from it?
Do we see this as it is. That at any time our world as we know it can change? What does it mean to a nation that has been sheltered by the hand of God for many years? We must try to see things from God's point of view. God did not make this evil come upon us. If you Know God you know He does not do evil. But does He allow it? Yes He does if it will be a catalyst to our changing our direction to good and overcoming wrongs. Look at all the stories in the word of God. Look at all the wars, the hardships of people through all time.
People do not want to hear that. They want a god who only allows good in their lives, like some genie in a bottle. It is a process that unless you truly understand the purpose of man, you will not have trust in God.
1 Peter 1:6-13
I find the meaning of numbers in the bible very interesting. If you do a regular study of the bible, you know that certain numbers DO have meaning to God. Here are some opinions of the numbers, 9 and 11:
Nine : 9 - This Biblical Meaning of Number 9: comes from my understanding that it normally deals with judgment or the finality of things. Basically, it's used when judging man and all of his works.Added Christian Viewpoint: This number has also been used to describe the perfect movement of God.
My heart still bleeds as I watch all the news reliving 911. Tears still fall freely. I pray for all those lost that died on that day. And for all those families who lost a loved one.