Below are two quotes from the slideshow I put together for the prayer service I mentioned in the “We Remember” post. I know it’s a bit tacky to quote yourself, but I truly believe that these words are as relevant today as then, and need to remind myself as much as anyone else.
While we know the many blessings of being American, let us always remember that our true citizenship lies in a greater, more peaceful, more glorious land. There we shall know no pain, no tears, no loss, no terror–naught but the love and praise of our Heavenly Father.”
The events of 9/11 and today’s memorials should sober the Christian–not to continual mourning–but to greater deeds of compassion. We should be jolted back to the importance of evangelism, the absolute necessity of trust in God, and the fervency of prayer.
(J.G. – 9/11 Prayer Service, 2002)