“Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.”
When the workers in the offices of the Twin Towers reported to work on the morning of September 11, 2001 they had no idea of the events that would unfold after 8:46am that fateful day. They had woken up just like any other Tuesday.
Once the hijacked planes turned around the eternal fate of thousands of Americans was about to begin. The passengers aboard the four planes, the employees at the Pentagon, the pedestrians and tourists beneath the Towers, just like the employees within the buildings, never expected the day of terror they received. Within seconds their lives and the life of our nation was forever changed.
Our hearts pained, and the terror of the unknown flooded our minds as we learned our country was under attack. Fearfulness. Trembling. Horror. As people rushed out the buildings, first responders rushed in trying to save as many as they could.
The days following unveiled a unity of our people and our need for God that our country had not seen in many years or has since. Many saw their need for a Saviour because of their experiences on that dreadful day. God can use any situation to point others to Him.
The world around us today is full of fearfulness, trembling and horror. Many wake up daily with the fear of not knowing what will befall them before the sun goes down. We do not know how a day may unfold, but we serve the One Who is in control of everything.
We have the Solution to every problem, yet we often refuse to rush in, like the first responders, amidst the terror around us and tell of the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Use every opportunity to point someone to Jesus, our Ultimate First Responder.
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