“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Blessed indeed says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them.”
~ Revelation 14:13
We are all shaped by events in our lives, some positive like the moon landing or various inventions such as computers and cell phones, some negative like the assassinations of the 60s and 9/11.
We have all lived through a great deal in our lives, but I think it’s safe to say that the events on 9/11/2001 have have deeply impacted all of us. We all know the stories of sacrifice and courage. We all grieve for those lost and for those who struggle and suffer even today with diseases and illnesses acquired while trying to help. We all remember the raw pain felt and how personal we took the attack in New York City.
But we remember more than just the tragedy. We remember the memorials, the constant reminders of the sacrifices of so many heroes. We remember Americans coming together in prayer and song asking God’s protection over their homeland. I remember the pain we all carried and shared, and how, together we worked through it. We remember especially the unity we experienced as we remembered, honored and gave thanks for the selfless sacrifice of all who ran towards danger to help total strangers. We remember how we honored all the heroes of 9/11/01.
As we recall in our own way those events today: would you join me in a praying to God Our Father a blessing for all the heroes of 9/11/2020. Those who would give all they have to save others; those who sacrifice for the needs of others; those who walk in Jesus’ footsteps daily just trying to do the right thing.
“May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercies of God rest in peace.”
God bless you all today, on this day of remembrance.
~ Pastor Denise