REMEMBERING THE ESSENTIALS ON 9/11
Today marks a tragedy in the history of the world, and especially for us as Americans. Five years ago today, thousands of people died because of hatred. Five years ago today, all of us, whether we personally knew someone or not, were reminded in a horrifically real way that evil exists and it lives to bring death. But if that's all that happened on 9/11, then the tragedy is made even worse.
No, the innocent victims who died on that terrible day left behind a legacy that will live on in the lives of their loved ones. In their last moments, so many only had thoughts of the ones they were leaving behind. Due to the modern miracle of cell phones, they were able to call those dear to them and leave messages of love that will bear fruit for years to come. Hatred may win for a day, but love truly DOES conquer all in the end.
I was reminded of this in Peggy Noonan's column in the WALL STREET JOURNAL editorial page. To read I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU, go to http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pnoonan/
And remember always...
"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
LOVE NEVER FAILS."
I Corinthians 13:6-8a
Remembering and praying for those who are still hurting.