*This became widespread across the Internet and Emails soon after the 2001, 9/11 terrorist attacks, over 18 years ago, on our homeland. The Author is unknown, but if anyone DOES know who it is, please email my blog email address so that I can give proper and due credit!
I am updating this from a website I had a few years ago, and as I sit here in October of 2019, I can’t help but think of the current state of affairs in this once great country. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that I am a Christian, and a Pastor in America, but I am also aware of how many hateful and spiteful people are in charge of government positions who would like nothing more than to destroy this country, once founded on Godly and Biblical principles. These people would like nothing more than to instill, anxiety, worry, stress AND fear into our everyday lives.
Maybe, in sharing this again, we can again get a spark of that divine unity that drew us together oh those years ago. I hope that you will be blessed again with this reminder of God’s gracious provision and though the horror of those lost still linger today, it could have been so terribly, horrifically worse!
For anyone who thinks that God was on vacation Tuesday, September 11, 2001 this letter should change your mind. For those of you that know that God was busy on Tuesday, this will confirm it.
Dear Family and Friends:
I had a very dear friend question my faith in God right after the terrorist attack on America. Her question was simply put, “Where is your God today?” She was very hurt, as all Americans were, so I tried not to react defensively. Since that moment I have prayed and grieved over the disastrous events. However, I believe I have the answer.
I know where my God was the morning of September 11, 2001! He was very busy. First of all, he was trying to discourage anyone from taking this flight. Those four flights together held over 1000 passengers and there was only 266 aboard.
He was on 4 commercial flights giving terrified passengers the ability to stay calm. Not one of the family members who was called by a loved one on one of the high-jacked planes said that passengers were screaming in the background.
On one of the flights he was giving strength to passengers to try to overtake the hijackers. He was with them as they prayed the Lord’s Prayer prior to fighting the hijackers, and losing their lives.
He was busy trying to create obstacles for employees at the World Trade Center. After all only around 20,000 were at the towers when the first jet hit. Since the buildings hold over 50,000 workers, this was a miracle in itself. How many of the people who were employed at the WTC told the media that they were late for work or they had traffic delays.
He was holding up 2-110 story buildings so that 2/3 of the workers could get out. I was so amazed that the top of the towers didn’t topple when the jets impacted.
Although this is without a doubt the worst thing I have seen in my life, I can see God’s miracles in every bit of it. I keep thinking about my friend and praying for her every chance I have. I can’t imagine going through such a difficult time and not believing in God. Life would be hopeless. Thanks for letting me share this with you!
“The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.” — Psalm 27:1-3.