On September 11, 2001, I was attending a ladies Bible study at my church. Someone from the office came in and announced to us that the twin towers had fallen and the Pentagon had been bombed. I immediately left and went home to see if I had missed any phone calls. My husband was in the Navy Reserve at the time and he was stationed in Saudi Arabia. In my mind if the Pentagon had been bombed, then other military installations could have been also.
People were afraid and that week many who hadn't been to church in years, or had never gone before were thronging to centers of worship. But in about two weeks, it all changed.
When it looked as if we were going to survive this, they went back to their routines and decided to let the government save us.
Some blamed God and said, “why did He allow this to happen?” Well, He didn't.
Then how could it happen, you say, if God didn't allow it?
He gives us free choice. He doesn't control us unless we invite Him in to do the controlling. Demon possessed religious fanatics chose to be evil, follow evil, and do evil.
When our government decided to throw God out of all things public they were in effect throwing out our protection. Policies that say, “you can't pray, you can't show a Bible, you can't wear a cross or display a nativity scene,” are telling God we don't want you.
For example, If I walk outside in the rain and put up an umbrella, it protects me from the weather. But if I decide to throw the umbrella away, then look up at the sky, shake my fist, and say, “why are you allowing me to get wet?”, isn't that a little ridiculous?
The same liberals in our government who a few days after the attack stood on the Capital steps and sang in their hypocritical voices, “God Bless America,” are the same ones who now want to embrace Islam, roll out the red carpet, and invite it in. We are told to be tolerant.
Well, you don't make friends with rattlesnakes and expect to not get bitten.
We need to remember September 11, 2001 and not become complacent by closing our eyes again to the threat. We need to remain vigilant, we need to seek God, and we need to remember those who died and those who saved so many.
May God bless you and may God bless America. May we return to our roots and the reason we were founded as a nation. As we do this, we will be the shining light to the world and able to share the blessings God has given us.
Where were you on 9/11 and how has it impacted your life?