By Elaine Baldwin | @elainehbaldwin
Never Forget! September 11, 2001
For those throughout the world who lost loved ones, friends and coworkers…
we ache for you…we pray for you…and we remember…
We Will Never Forget!
On this fateful day 11 years ago almost 3000 people entered eternity within just a few hours and a few hundred miles of each other. 19 of those knew they would die that day. They planned for it, but I doubt they really planned for what awaited them in eternity?
The rest of those who faced eternity that morning did not intend to die that day.
They awoke from sleep. They showered. They ate breakfast. They commuted to work or an airport. They road an elevator or got on a plane. They turned on computers, made final phone calls before takeoff and chatted by water coolers. They tested fire equipment and gassed up patrol cars. It was just another day.
But none of them planned to die on September 11, 2001. They didn’t know 19 others had picked that specific day to take as many with them to eternity as they could.
They didn’t know the kiss at the door would leave a lifelong impression or that the angry words shouted through closed doors would be their final legacy. They didn’t know the call they meant to make to a friend, a parent or their child would be a call never made. They didn’t know words unsaid would remain unsaid or that the forgiveness withheld would remain withheld.
But most of all they didn’t know that on that day they would meet their Creator face to face.
The question above all questions for them was…were they ready for that unavoidable meeting?
We must ask ourselves the same question because, in reality, we may think today is just like any other day…
Psalm 119:93 “I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me.
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