Sunday, September 11, 2011


I was getting ready to begin the day schooling two of my children.  The TV was on when the first plane hit. My daughter was very young but my son was old enough to know that something was very wrong.  He began to cry and wanted to talk to his dad. We called my husband at work, and he assured my son that God was in control, that even though no one knew what exactly was going on, that God did, and He was good, and He would be with us through whatever was happening. It was horrible. A pit in the stomach. Horror. Evil is like that.
Now ten years later we hope nothing like that will never happen again.  I imagine it is how holocaust survivors feel. I feel that way when I pull out the pictures of my daughter who at one time lay starving to death in an orphanage. We long for evil to cease.  May we continue to tell the stories so none of us forget.

Our president read Psalm 46 this morning.
 1 God is our refuge and strength,
   an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
   and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
   and the mountains quake with their surging.
 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
   the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
   God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
   he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
 7 The LORD Almighty is with us;
   the God of Jacob is our fortress.
 8 Come and see what the LORD has done,
   the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease
   to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
   he burns the shields with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
   I will be exalted among the nations,
   I will be exalted in the earth.” 

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