Early in August I stood in a glass walk way overlooking ground zero.
Watching the security. ..
the preparations for the memorial site and the surroundings. .
I wondered and tried to imagine . .
the suffering of those that found themselves trapped ..
those that watched in horror . .
the unspeakable grief that so many families were left with. . . .
and those that continue to suffer the effects of being part of the rescue mission.
I don't know why God allows such things to happen but I know what the reason isn't. It is not because he doesn't love us. He knows each of us and waits to comfort us. In fact. . .God cares deeply about us and our suffering and became involved when he sent his one and only son to come to earth as a wee baby. As a man, he willingly took all of our sins upon himself and died that we might have life.
"For God so loved the world. .
that he gave his one and only son. .
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life".
"See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me."
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."
2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Lord God Almighty, I praise you and and thank you for the gift of your son Jesus.
I ask Lord, that you draw near to those that are continuing to suffer in the aftermath of 9/11. In a world where there is so little peace, I ask that you would show your great love and compassion to those that call out to you. Help us to keep our eyes on you. You are the God of the universe and you hold everything together. Please hold us together and keep us from anxiety and panic. Go before us and lead us. Thank you Lord for all the encouragement you send our way and help us to press on when things go bad. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world! Help us to remember that we have you in us...the God of the universe.
Thank you Lord....we love you and are in awe of your love for us!