September 11-A Day of Remembrance
9But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. (Hebrews 2:9)
Nineteen years ago 2,977 innocent lives were taken in the most infamous terrorist attacks in world history. Many more have perished since then in the resulting War on Terrorism and from the fall-out from respiratory disease and cancer that first responders suffered from those terrible incidents. Today is a day of solemn remembrance, a day where we pause and remember all those lost. But it should not be a day of sadness. Because we, as Christians, cling to the truth that death in this life is not the end, death is only the beginning.
Any day could be your last. Make sure you are living a righteous life so that when you go to sleep on this side, you wake up with the one who defeated death ready to welcome you home forever.
Reading plan: Hebrews 2:10-18
Deeper reading plan: Ezekiel 21, 22
Prayer and meditation: Pray for those who still hold this day sacred. Pray for Jesus to heal the pain of their loss. Pray for all those who have lost loved ones in the years since during our Global War on Terror. Pray for our country. Pray for love to conquer all. Pray for God’s wings of protection to cover all the children returning to school. Pray that Christ infects our hearts and ignites a final fire of revival to sweep this land.
Fitness challenge: Day 11-11 reps
- Hand-release Push-up
- Jumping squat
- Leg lift
Friday run: 1.9 miles to signify the 19 years since 9/11.