Thursday, September 11, 2008

The moments that unite us as a people ...

....are often reduced to a simple question asked among friends and colleagues to reinforce the shared links that bind us. For a previous generation the question was about Pearl Harbor. For those of us with a few gray hairs it was John F. Kennedy. Now, the question is, “Where were you when you heard about the Twin Towers?”

I ask you to join us in a prayer for those who perished on that dark day seven years ago; for those who lost family and friends; for the children who will never see their fathers or mothers again; for all of our military men and women who are working tirelessly to see that this never happens again. To pray that those that espouse evil and kill the innocent without remorse or humanity will never victimize our country again.

With a nation struck numb with fear and anger, President George W. Bush's words to the Nation are just as powerful today as they were that dark night:
Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me."

This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world. Thank you. Good night, and God bless America. ----- President George W. Bush, September 11, 2001

God Bless, Foster *****

Watch this 9/11 clip from a Canadian news source not frequently seen.


e.bart said...

Foster,thank you for your thoughtful call to remember and to pray. 9/11 is symbolic of a new reality to be dealt with, just as Pearl Harbor was. A war on terror was ignited. It's so hard for America to grasp, and to separate from a dreadful and tiresome war in Iraq that is so easy to criticize. Yet Iraq is the visible scene that represents the greater struggle. Part of my prayer is a finite victory there, a return of many of our fine young people, and a hope that we will thank God for His continued and manifold blessing. Ed B

Jamie Waller said...


Thanks for your post. I was in Building 7 of the WTC and saw both planes hit. Watching people jumping to their deaths in order to escape the intense heat was the saddest thing that I have ever seen. I prayed at the time that they knew Jesus and that their families would be reunited with them someday. I pray that al God's people will come to know Him before it is too late.
I still am thankful that Jesus loves us all. And that he gives us his mercy, race and love.
As Edmund Burke said, ""All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

Praise the Lord