For 9/11

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by deecrossett, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. deecrossett

    deecrossett New Member

    "Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He
    alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be
    shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock,
    my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts
    to him, for God is our refuge" (Psalm 62:5-6, NIV).

    A Word From Billy Graham
    "The majestic towers of the World Trade Center, built on solid
    foundations, were examples of prosperity and creativity. When damaged,
    those buildings plummeted to the ground, imploding in upon themselves.
    Yet, underneath the debris, is a foundation that was not destroyed.
    The United States was attacked, buildings were destroyed, lives were
    lost. But now we have a choice: whether to implode and disintegrate
    emotionally and spiritually as a people and a nation; or to choose
    to become stronger through all of this struggle, to rebuild on a
    solid foundation. I believe that we are starting to rebuild on that
    foundation, and that foundation is our trust in God. And in that faith,
    we have the strength to endure something as difficult and as
    horrendous as what we have experienced. My prayer is that we will feel the
    loving arms of God wrapped around us and that as we trust in Him we
    will know in our hearts that He will never forsake us."

    People Are Seeing Their Need
    "People have an openness to involve God in their lives as they
    experienced the tragedy of September 11. Crisis opens the door for
    spirituality, and people will listen to the Gospel. In the midst of
    tragedy people realize their need for God. People come to the end of
    themselves and say, 'I need more than what I have. I need a strong pillar
    of support'" (Skip Heitzig).

    Heavenly Father, we lift to You today all of those who lost loved
    ones as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Shower them
    with Your mercies, which are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23).
    For those people -- and for all who are hurting -- use us, Your
    humble servants, to comfort and to point the way to the hope that is
    found only in You. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.