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We Are Not Okay

September 11, 2012 — 5 Comments

Eleven years ago today, life as we know it changed forever. In that time we’ve cried, we’ve hurt, we’ve fumed, we’ve grieved, and we’ve healed — to a point.

But make no mistake: We are not okay.

On September 11, 2001, our great nation came together in a beautiful display of unity. For a season those boundaries that typically divide us faded into the background. Religion. Ethnicity. Political Affiliation. Socioeconomic Status.

Unfortunately, the unity and camaraderie of that time faded even before the fires stopped smoldering some 100 days later. In fact, the poltical posturing began almost immediately, and 26 days after the attacks, the U.S. military began bombing Afghanistan.

THE PASSING OF TIME
It has been a long time since September 11, 2001:

  • 4018 days
  • 574 weeks
  • 96,432 hours
  • 5,785,920 minutes
  • 347,155,200 seconds

All that time, yet we are not okay.

THE PRICE OF PROTECTION
In many ways we are worse off now than we were then.

All that sacrifice . . . all that expense, yet we are not okay.

THE PAINFUL TRUTH Continue Reading…

God gave me a poem this morning, and I hope it will be an encouragement to you as it is to me. Feel free to share it as the Lord leads.

“These Moments Called Today”

Whatever you are going through, wherever you might hide,
God is always waiting with His arms open wide.
He knows your disappointments, your challenges, and fears,
And He wants you to trust Him as He wipes away your tears.
When life leaves you speechless, and you don’t know what to say,
Just ask Him to light your path and help you find your way.
When you get discouraged, feel hopeless and alone,
Remember that He’s there for you and loves you as His own.
So however you are feeling, if you think He’s gone away,
Remember He is with you in these moments called ‘today.’