Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering that no matter what, God is there.

Do you remember where you were 10 years ago today?

 We had just moved up to Minnesota from Wichita, KS and we were temporarily staying at my parents. Jonathan was a teeny tiny baby and Mara not quite two. That morning Ken had gone off to his new job at an insurance office and we were doing things at home.

I remembering us hearing the news on the radio and just being shocked and thinking what is going on- what is really happening.

I remember Ken calling from work to make sure we had heard and said that they were all down in the break room watching the TV. I remember the shock in his voice.

I remember for months hearing more of the stories and being shocked by the horror of it and amazed by God's work in the midst of that horror.

God has allowed us on earth the have free will and people often make horrible choices. That however does not change who God is or what He is like. When thinking of things like the horrific events of 9/11/01 here are some verses that I think are very comforting.

"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28

"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38 and 39

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8

I hope you find those scriptures comforting as well.


Abigail said...

amen. thanks for sharing you heart~

Jesus is there <3

Nola said...

Good reminders, Abbi. I remember being shocked too, even though its not my country that was affected everyone here was also shocked. I do remember where I was- I was in Grade 13 in high school (which makes me feel very young in some ways but in others I am amazed that its been 10 years since I was in my last year of high school!!) and I was in my World Issues Geography class of all places! We watched it on the TV in our classroom and saw the live footage and then discussed it afterwards.

I can't believe 10 years is already gone by.


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