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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Where was God on 9/11?

Today I heard the question "where was God on 9/11?"

I know where my God was on 9/11. God was in the presence of his people on earth.

God was present in the passengers of Flight 93, giving them the strength to overcome the hijackers.

God was present in the President quoting Psalm 23.

God was present in the bagpiper piping "Amazing Grace".

God was present in the sanitation workers stopping by their makeshift chapel.

God was present in the chaplains comforting the grieving loved ones.

God was present in the third-graders from the state of Washington who sent homemade cookies to the workers at Ground Zero.

God was present in the couple from Michigan who drove to Home Depot, bought $700 worth of shovels, and hand-delivered them to New York.

God was present in the fire fighters from Chicago who jumped in a car, headed east and got picked up going 108 M.P.H. in Indiana.

God was present in the Indiana state trooper who listened to their explanation and responded "Well, let's try to keep it under 90" and gave them a flashing-light escort to the border.

He was present in the many acts of bravery, charity, and selflessness performed on that sad day and the ones that followed.

And when the World Trade Center and Pentagon building and 4 commercial airliners went down, my God picked up 2996 of His children and carried them home for all eternity.

And He wept.

My God was everywhere.

Although 9/11 may be without a doubt the worst thing we may ever see, we can see God's presence on 9/11 if we just look for it.

-Kate

11 Comments:

  • Amen.

    By Blogger G, at 6:40 AM  

  • Thank you and Amen.

    Cindi

    By Blogger Happy Mama to Three, at 10:35 AM  

  • That was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much.

    By Blogger Lori, at 1:01 PM  

  • Just gorgeous. A beautiful way to look at the terrible events of that day. God truly does not cause bad things to happen, nor does He turn His head when they do. He is with us through the worst.

    By Blogger Amanda, at 6:08 PM  

  • So very well said. Satan does his best to bring down God and all his believers. God weeps with us and he gives us strength. This was such a beautiful answer to the question I heard many times after 9/11/2001.

    By Anonymous michelle, at 9:06 PM  

  • That is very beautiful, thankyou, I have put a link from my blog to this, hope that's ok,

    God Bless,
    Helen .

    By Blogger Helen, at 9:16 AM  

  • There is a word - Mitzpah - it translates roughly to: May God be between us when we are apart from one another. Thank you for reminding me that God is always and all ways there.

    Meg

    By Blogger Orion, at 5:59 PM  

  • All I can say is...Amen!

    By Blogger ...jus me, at 6:21 PM  

  • Thank you so much for this! Truely beautiful and so very true!

    By Blogger Elizabeth, at 6:50 PM  

  • This is the one thing that I've read that's affected me more than all the others. I need more tissues.

    By Blogger molly, at 10:20 AM  

  • Wow. That was a powerful post. Amen.

    By Blogger Aviva, at 2:00 PM  

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