It is weird to think that 9/11 only happened 10 years ago and yet I remember it like it was just yesterday. It was such a chaotic day and I can remember thinking that everything was going to change dramatically. At the time I was new in my faith and yes things did change but to think that Gods hand wasn't in it was little faith. Gods hand was in it he was with those people who were on the plane those on the streets and those in the twin towers. Gods will is mysterious and perfect. Our human brains can not fathom the love, strength, mercy, and forgiveness of our Abba Father. I just remember thinking that even though new York was thousands of miles away the pain and suffering was going to get all the way to me. In a sense it did but no where near those who were connected to ground zero. I had little faith at the time but to think that God did not have his hand in it was somewhat ridiculous. God made us come together as a nation. Sometimes as hard as it is to admit, we need to be shaken and tested. Look how far our country has come today. We have prepared ourselves for all types of 'disasters' from earthquakes...tornadoes...hurricanes...wars...terrorists. Our country wouldn't be the country it is today if it were not tested. It's a matter or whether or not we can come together and love our brothers and sisters throughout our country and the world. I am grateful to be an American. I am grateful for our service men and women who protect us each and everyday. I am grateful for those countries who lend the united states a helping hand. But most importantly I m thankful to live in a country that is home to the brave and a land of the free where I can live each day with my Abba Father and worship and praise him.
I will not fear the storm, our help is on the way, our God will come through always.