Friday, September 11, 2015

Remembering with hope

I looked at my calendar this morning.  
September 11.

I can clearly remember what I was doing, and the shock I felt 
as I watched the attack in New York City.

So much could be said about this unprecedented horrific attack,
on this fourteenth anniversary of 09.11.01
But this is what I've been thinking about...

So much has changed because of that event, and yet... not.

evil. fear. oppression. 
humility. sacrifice. love. victory. 

History pages read the same. 
It appears that evil just repeats itself only looking slightly different with each event.
But, really, at the core of it all is sin.  Desperately wicked hearts. (Jer 17:9)
 The terrorists on 09.11 were bent on evil, fear, and oppression.
But bravery and sacrifice also repeat themselves.
Men fought against the evil ones. While trying to save lives, they lost their own.
Are we winning or losing this battle on terrorism? 

We have one hope.
Christ willingly laid down His life being the necessary sacrifice.
In so doing, He defeated sin and death. 
In the end His great love for the world stands victorious.
humility. sacrifice. love. victory!

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful to have that hope in Christ, even on days as dark as 9/11. It always bring to mind the scripture..."In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world..." :)


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