September 9

Happy Monday. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” –George Santayana (philosopher).

Not long ago I did a thorough study on the book of Deuteronomy. It is basically Moses’ farewell counsel to the Israelites before going into the promised land.

So many times he said, “remember” or “don’t forget” or “take heed”; referring to all that happened in the forty years since leaving slavery in Egypt.

Moses warned them that forgetting God’s goodness would bring destruction.

We are about to remember the events of the horrible day of September 11, 2001. The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for Christian Womanhood Magazine a few days later.medium_7075536361

“Tuesdays will never be the same—we won’t either,” said Mary Schmich in her column in The Chicago Tribune, September 11, 2001. This day has been called “the day of infamy II.”

On a very ordinary day, Tuesday, September 11, we lost so much and we turned a page in history, the last of which was “innocence.”

We lost many precious lives, a feeling of security as Americans. We lost our invulnerability plus some liberty.

However, on Tuesday, not one of God’s promises failed. “There hath not failed one good word of all his promise.” 1 Kings 8: 56.

On Tuesday God’s compassion didn’t fail. “He compassions fail not. They are new every morning.” Lamentations 3:22, 23.

On Tuesday our Rock and Fortress was not destroyed by a hijacked plane. Psalms 91:2.

On Tuesday His mercy was there because “His mercy endureth forever.” Psalms 106:1.

On Tuesday God’s love was not removed by terrorism for he said, “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.” Jeremiah 31:3.

On Tuesday our Abba Father assured, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”

My answer to Mary Schmich is—“Some things will always be the same—even on Tuesday.”

Lest we forget!

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9 thoughts on “September 9

  1. We were expecting our first child when America was attacked. So much change had happened in our lives that year. We had to turn our eyes back to God that day & remember safety is of the Lord. Remembering those unsettling days has helped us to look to God & His Word for help. May we always remember. Thank you for this post.

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