Driving in this morning, I listened to KMOX and remembrances of September 11, 2001 on this 12th anniversary. I recalled that on that Tuesday in 2001, I was also driving to the church when all the horrific news first broke. There are those times when you can remember the exact place you were when you first hear major news. I was on HWY 40 between St. Jacob and Troy. Incidentally, before that day, I rarely listened to talk radio. But since then, that’s about all I listen to.
Last year, while on a Harvest event, I had the privilege of touring the 911 Memorial at the Pentagon. It was a powerful, quiet and timeless memorial of the people who were both in the plane that struck the Pentagon and in the Pentagon itself. I was grateful I had the chance to experience it. For all the families and friends of victims, today is a huge day. I’m praying that you have peace.
As I reflect today, I’m grateful to be part of a country that recognizes the need to not only remember, but to pursue freedom. Thanks to everyone serving in the military and in government leadership who are fighting so diligently to keep our freedoms safe. I’m also aware, deep in my spirit, that everything will eventually fade away – even solid, long standing countries. That’s why I put my trust and hope in God alone. Even with all the bad that may surround us, my faith is solid in Him.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful… (Heb 12:28)