Saturday, September 11, 2010

Have You Forgotten?

9/11 Nine Years Later



For most of my life, the New York skyline was dominated by the twin towers of the World Trade Center rising from the south end of Manhattan. It’s hard to believe that they have been gone for most of a decade.

A lot of things have happened in the last nine years, countries have been invaded, governments of men overthrown... many things. We could discuss mistakes that have been made, possible justifications for asymmetrical warfare, the totalitarian aspects of Islamic culture, or the mindless bigotry, hatred, and intolerance that derive from some people’s worldviews. But I think that is best left to another time. Today we need to remember. Remember the attack we suffered. Remember the Americans who died nine years ago today and the families they left behind.

Some people think the war’s over. Others never saw it as a war in the first place. Many have forgotten, and many more have chosen not to remember. Have you forgotten? Here’s a reminder of what happened nine years ago today.



”Have you forgotten, when those tower fell, we had neighbors still inside, going through a living hell?”



Have you forgotten? I have not.

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4 comments:

Victoria Lynch said...

WOW! Thank you for the reminder, it made me cry, again.

How Could we as a people be so blind as to our enemies' motive for building a Mosque on the twin towers site. It would be no more than a huge monument to their victory over us that awful day.

Only in the polluted air of political correctness and political corruptness could this be happening to us. It will be a travesty against us and a slap in the face to every American citizen if our politicians let that monument to terrorist victory be built. Wake up America. We must stop the madness!

Craig and Heather said...

Had just finished a graveyard shift and was watching Fox news while winding down before going to bed for the day. Didn't sleep at all that day. 9 years later, words still cannot express . .

Have not forgotten.

Tomorrow is promised no man. What sort of people should we be then?

Craig

The Squirrel said...

Wise words, Craig.

It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart. (Ecclesiastes 7:2)

I remember listening to Ken Ham talking about the "problem of evil". He related a conversation he's had shortly shortly after the 9/11 attacks where the person he was talking to said something like, "I'm sure glad I wasn't in those towers!"

Ham: "Why not?"

person: "Because I would have died!"

Ham: "Don't worry, your turn is coming."

We never know when or if we'll ever have another chance to proclaim (or accept) the Gospel.

He again fixes a certain day, "Today," saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS." (Hebrews 4:7)

Squirrel

Mrs. Squirrel said...

Yup. Makes me cry to see it all again, too.

And I wonder when it will happen again... because of all those who have forgotten... or who claim that terrorists are just "misunderstood".

Even now... come quickly Lord Jesus.