Assorted thoughts on the anniversary of 9/11

  • “Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew. “ –  President George W. Bush, December 11, 2001
  • “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.” Isaiah 25:4
  • I don’t know how one defends against a plane flying at you. I believe in a strong military, but “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.” Proverbs 21:31.
  • Those who saw 9/11 only as an act of judgment and thought they knew whose sin “caused” it need to remember Luke 13:1-5: “There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
  • I’m grateful people turn to God in an hour of need: I just wish they realized they need Him every hour.

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