September 11-A Day of Remembrance
27“‘A ruin! A ruin! I will make it a ruin! The crown will not be restored until he to whom it rightfully belongs shall come; to him I will give it.’” (Ezekiel 21:27)
Twenty years ago, terrorists associated with Al Qaeda sought to leave the United States in ruins when they committed the most atrocious terrorist attacks in the 21st century.
For any adult, September 11, is the one day we will never forget. In the twenty years since that fateful day, I have had many memories in my life, most of which I have a hard time remembering. But I still remember every moment of that day.
I am writing this post late, as I turn in for the night. My family and I spent the day with friends and enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon in south Georgia. There is something about this anniversary that hits a lot deeper. Maybe it’s the simple fact that it has been 20 years. Maybe it’s because we just recently pulled all our troops out of Afghanistan. Maybe it’s because I have spent the last year as a first responder and this holiday just hits differently now. Or maybe it’s because my voice is like all the others that beg America to remember how united we were on September 12. Mrs. Z wrote a powerful reminder of what it means to be united on her blog, which you can read by clicking here. It is sad that it took the death of 2,977 lives for America to come together. Now, 20 years later, look how divided we have become. We can do better. We owe it to all those who died on that fateful day, and even more so to all those who perished fighting for our safety and the safety of millions of Afghanistan citizens.
Twenty years ago, this day marked the “homecoming” of thousands of innocent souls. Bethel Music just released this single titled “Homecoming,” which is a direct reflection of all those who have come home over the last two decades.
Reading plan: Hebrews 2:10-18
Deeper reading plan: Ezekiel 21, 22