On this day in 2001...Our country was never more united. We were united in our shock and horror...we were united in our anguish and pain...we were united in our fear and uncertainty...
We quickly became united that day in our outreach and sacrificing for others...we were united in our compassion and love which made us united in our resolve to be our brother's keeper and to protect all life.
Our country today...can not forget the horror of that morning...nor the precious lives of thousands that were taken. Our country will never forget the courage and sacrifice of those who placed their own lives in danger to protect their fellow citizen.
On this day in 2001... Our country discovered something else even more precious than all of this. We discovered our greatest strength and the courage to stand against such evil was to be found with all of us as a nation on her knees...crying out to God...the only One who can save us.
As you give remembrances of this day...I pray you will recall not only where you were and what you were doing...and how you felt...but recall your desperate need for God that day...recall your prayers...or at least recall your need for God’s help...and give thanks to the only God who saves...
Our need as a nation for God is no less today. Amazingly...Astonishingly... God has remained faithful to us...even when we have been faithless to Him.
2 Corinthians 4:16
The Message (MSG)
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.