Today is a mixed bag of feelings for me. I remember hearing about the twin towers and then watching television for several days with tears flowing. I learned some things that day I’d like to share.
1. People will come together and help one another in crisis.
2. People care!
3. Some things are more important than politics and petty concerns.
4. It does matter what you believe.
The first two were obvious as we watched first responders and others take their life in their hands to help others. People across the country stepped up to the plate in a big way, then and on down the road. In fact, we still remember and honor those who died that day. We still follow the lives of some of those who lost parts of themselves or their loved ones in that building.
The third reminds us that all those things we worry about and argue about won’t really matter if we lose our country. We need to stop snarking at one another and come together in an effort to save this land. Many of us are coming together on our knees.
Fourth, we are reminded that not every belief is valid. In the USA (and I suspect elsewhere) we’ve come to the point where we want truth to mean whatever someone wants it to. In this case, several young men believed that they were doing a service to their god by flying those planes into buildings full of people. In fact, they willingly martyred themselves for this belief. I believe they had a rude awakening seconds after the planes hit or went down. How sad.
They weren’t the only ones with a rude awakening that day. We learned how vulnerable we are. We learned many things, good and bad, that have changed how we view the world around us. I hope we will all choose today to remember those lessons and seek God for the restoration of our country. These lessons were not just those of the people of the US either. Everyone everywhere needs to learn what we learned that day. Their life and their eternity may depend upon it.
What were you doing on this day? What lessons did you learn? How do you remember?
Today is also my anniversary. 30 years! I don’t know where the time goes, but I thank God that He knew better than I did who I needed and put us together. I thank Him that He has kept us together through all the ups and downs. I thank Him for teaching me some of those life lessons through my marriage. I thank Him for teaching us what real love is through the hard times. On September 11 of the tower tragedy, we did not celebrate. We cried. Today we celebrate the wonder of 30 years of life!