Monday, September 11, 2017

Remembering September 11 with a Psalm

On September 11 sixteen years ago, the world watched as so many people suffered and died.  Truly, our world has not been the same since.  On that day I was in the midst of a very dangerous relationship and the only thing to do was cry out to God.  Almost as a last thought, I brought along to California a one-year reading Bible.  This morning's Psalm was 107 and here are some of the words; I have changed the pronouns to remind me of how personal God's Word can be.

"Then she cried out to the Lord in her trouble; He rescued her from her distress.  He led her by the right path to go to a city where she could live.  Let her give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for the human race.  For He has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with great things." (From the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Every Day with Jesus Bible, 1999.)

As my pastor said yesterday, I don't know why some people die when they do (and some live longer than they would choose I might add).  But we do know this one thing:  God's faithful love is real and available to all who call on Him.  That I do know.

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