Today is a sad day of remembrance.
Like the extraordinary events of previous generations – the bombing of Pearl Harbor or the assassination of President Kennedy, for example – I can immediately answer the question of where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001 when I heard an airplane had struck a tower in New York.
None of my children can do that. They will have their own extraordinary event someday.
It would be beyond wonderful if that event was the return of Jesus! What an extraordinary event that will be!
Someday. . .
Until that day let us not forget that in addition to the thousands who died in New York and Pennsylvania and the Pentagon, thousands more became disabled – like the first responders who are developing cancers related to breathing the poisonous fumes or the survivors who have lived with crippling depression and anxiety since that day.
God knows what we all need. He will help us.
I appreciated the prayer posted by The Gospel Coalition for this day. It also ends with a great plea: Come Lord Jesus!