Yesterday marked the 11 year anniversary of perhaps the most tragic day in U.S. history. Throughout the day I reflected back to that fateful day 11 years ago. I thought about what I was doing, what I was feeling and what I was hoping. Just like most of you, I will never forget the events that unfold early that September morning. They will forever be etched in my mind.
I know many of you did the same thing yesterday. You thought about what you were doing and thinking when you learned of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Many of you posted via social media outlets how you would not forget, how you were praying, how you wanted God to bless the United States of America. I wanted to “like” everything I saw on Facebook and Twitter that dealt with memories of that tragic day and prayers for the victims who lost their lives.
Yesterday was truly a day of rememberance and prayer, but what about today? What are we praying? Are we praying? I remember the days following the attacks, our nation stood up proudly as Americans, we cried out God bless the U.S.A., we prayed heartfelt prayers, we asked God to comfort and bless the families who were directly affected and we asked God to turn our hearts and eyes towards Him. Unfortunately, weeks and months after doing all these, we fell back into our “routine” ways of life. We stopped reflecting and remembering, we stopped praying and asking God to bless and heal our country, we seem to have forgotten all the things we once hoped and prayed.
Today is September 12, 2012. It’s been 11 years and 1 day since our country was rocked by terrorists. My question for you is…what are you doing, remembering and praying today? The prayers we offered yesterday, the pledges we made publicly should continue on today. Let us never stop remembering, reflecting and praying for our great nation. God bless America!!!
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this palce.” (2 Chronicles 7:14-15)
Now that’s Something to Thnk About!