I’m sure like me you’re remembering this very dark day in American history, 9/11/2001. Do you remember how divided we were back then? Just like now, it was almost brother against brother…race against race. Although I don’t recall it being as bad as it is now, I do recall how bad it was.
Then the first plane hit WTC…and in a second, right before our eyes, our world changed forever. We saw a play by play a huge American tragedy unfold right in front of us. Not a single person who was alive that day was untouched. We saw evil up close and personal like we never have before.
From the moment the first plane hit, it seemed the horror brought us back together as a country. We saw acts of courage, kindness and consideration like we never had before. Because of our optimistic nature, we saw lines and lines of people ready to give blood for the survivors. The faces of the fireman shown on TV preparing themselves to go in those buildings and the Pentagon are forever etched in our memory. We witnessed Congress and Senate – going at each other then as they are now – come together and sing “God Bless America”. Churches unlocked their doors for days for people to come to pray. Many were saved.
With broken hearts, church attendance went through the roof. People by the droves got saved. We became one country…one nation under God. We were solidly united in those days. Remember?
Now think about today and how divided and angry this nation is. Social media fuels the frenzy. We are right back – farther back I would venture to say – than we ever have been. I cringe to think what it will take to unify us again, to make us remember what is really important. So many have fallen away from God, there is so much hate and vileness in our country right now. What will it take for us to turn around again?
My prayer is that it doesn’t take another event like 9/11. We don’t want to ever go through anything like that ever again. As you remember what happened 15 years ago, pray for your country. Pray for God’s mercy to invade us, His mighty hand to protect us. Show a little love and consideration today and every day after. Please Lord. Do Not Repeat.