Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
When I first heard that an airplane flew into one of the Twin Towers in New York City, I thought, “what an awful accident”…I wondered what caused the malfunction of the instruments in the airplane, and how could air traffic controllers be so negligent?” Then, a second plane flew into the towers……REALITY CLARIFIED that this tragedy wasn’t an accident — September 11, 2001.
I think it’s a powerful tribute that a memorial was created at the location of where this event in history took place a decade ago. It’s fitting to have a memorial tell a story of what happened. As I reflect on 9/11, I realize it’s a moment in time that marks a changed life for most, and how we see things differently now.
I think about the people who said to Jesus, “If you are God, then get off the cross — save yourself — if you are King of the Jews.” Because Jesus WAS, IS, and WILL ALWAYS be God, He did what He did to save us. We are a walking memorial for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. HIS Great Commission directs us to share what happened over 2,000 years ago. For some, He’s a Life Changer, but unfortunately, for many, He’s just a part of history. May we see the world differently, through His eyes, and may the increase of LIFE CHANGE take place through us.
Thank you for sending your SON to rescue us. Teach us to reflect the PERFECT MEMORIAL of the Savior! Please don’t let us take for granted the sacrifice that was made at Calvary. Comfort the families directly affected by the events of 9/11. May Jesus be glorified as we remember the lives that were sacrificed on that horrific day ten years ago. May we recognize our need for You no matter what events take place in our fallen world. Continue to use us to share the love and goodness of Christ!
Below is a video of the 9/11 memorial…