Friday, September 11, 2009

Moving Forward

But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord; he is their strength in the time of trouble.
~ Psalm 37:39

Eight years after September 11, 2001, much has changed in each of our lives. Yet, we Americans rightly pause to remember a terrible day on which thousands of our fellow citizens were murdered in cold blood by brutal Islamic extremists. I remember, too, a spiritual unity that briefly enfolded our nation, a moment in time when all Americans stood as one against an evil enemy.

National Geographic’s website has a beautiful photographic tribute to the resilience of the American spirit, a series of “before and after” pictures. They depict scenes from the carnage of 9/11/01 along with tranquil recent shots of the same locations as they appear today. Just looking at them will make you proud.

We honor the memory of 9/11’s brave and innocent victims by moving forward and rebuilding in life. As
one of the day’s countless heroes so aptly put it, “Let’s roll!”

Gather my saints together unto me, those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
~ Psalm 50:5