Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Worship Wednesday

2000+ Days Later

Many folks like Jesse remember where they were on 09-11-01. They remember the emotions that surfaced as news of the towers came blazing across every channel. Barbara shares recollections of how that dreadful day affected her. One scripture she mentions in her post is Isaiah 25:4 "For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall." She said that it brought comfort to her in the days after the attack.

Shannon posts some of her memories of 9/11 and has garnered over 200 links of other bloggers who followed suit. No doubt the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 was the top subject for the whole of the blogosphere on yesterday. Most newspapers and magazines made mention of it too. Many with photographs from ground zero, then and now.

Today, I simply want you to reflect on the following questions and how you would answer them. Where were you spiritually on 09/11/01? Did the terrorist attacks cause you to seek God or lash out at Him? Where did you turn for comfort in the days that followed? Has your relationship with the Lord deepened or have you lost faith in Him?

Countless folks are plagued with recurring nightmares or post traumatic stress syndrome. Others suffer from respiratory ailments and injury related pains. Parents, spouses, children, and friends of the deceased still struggle with grief and questions. Many still labor to pay their montly bills. Fear gripped the nation that day. It still holds many in its clutches. But I will not fear what man can do to me. I have my hope in the Lord.

Only those who do not know Christ as their Savior languish without hope.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-38 NIV


C. H. Green said...

Going to visit those links...thanks for the post. It went well with mine.

Anonymous said...

I turned more to God and did a lot of crying.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Spiritually I knew God was in control, 9-11 was such a tragedy and everyone was trying to figure out why, but the why is because of where the highjackers were spirituality when they planned this. The problem was in their darkened hearts. So many innocent lives were taken, but still God was there!