Today, on the nineteenth anniversary of 9-11, we remember the images of planes flying at low altitudes, ramming steel towers and falling from the sky in Pennsylvania and into the Pentagon, transforming the landscape and claiming innocent lives.
Our country reeled in the aftereffects of this tragic and painful day. People gathered in churches, and members of Congress assembled on the steps of the Capitol and sang “God Bless America.” We lowered our flags to half-mast and mourned with those who suffered great loss.
Then, time marched on and, as though nothing had happened, most of us went back to “business as usual.”
When did our dependence on God slip into self-reliance? Though the body count escalated, did the years of war numb us? With the stock and housing crises behind us, did pride prevent us from seeking our Creator?
More tragedies have claimed lives, and rather than coming together as “one nation under God,” we’ve pointed our fingers. . . or worse.
What can be done at this eleventh hour?
What would you do to be the nation blessed by God and called His own, chosen for His inheritance?
Is the answer as simple as praying and turning back to God?
By Amre Cortadino
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