It seems hard to believe that 20 years ago America was attacked at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. It just doesn’t seem that long ago and yet our whole world was changed by this heartless attack.
There’s no way you can forget when you heard about the attack on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. It definitely was a moment that is frozen into our brains. So much has changed in the past 20 years and many of those changes are based upon this moment.
Individuals were changed. The world was changed. And the country was changed.
Remember all the thousands of innocent people that lost their lives that day. We know that their souls are at rest.
Those that passed that day will never be forgotten and they will never forget us as well!
I lived very close to Los Angeles International Airport and what struck me as most eerie that day was the silence at the airport when all planes were grounded. The sound of silence was deafening! That was as close as I came to the attacks.
We honor all of the emergency responders who sacrificed their lives to help others. They died a noble death.
“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bless those wonderful rescue dogs that went into the rubble to save people’s lives.
I know that many of you have stories you can share about what you experienced that day and please feel free to do so.
Please Read Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?
I am enclosing a story that I feel captures the spirituality that existed in those moments.
Love and prayers,
Meet Me in the Stairwell
You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001. Neither will I.
I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say ‘Good-Bye.’ I held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, ‘Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK..I am ready to go.’
I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.
I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. ‘I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!’ I said. ‘Of course I will show you the way home – only believe in Me now.’
I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.
I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.
I was in Texas, Virginia, California, Michigan, and Canada. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?
I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name – though not all know Me.
Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.
Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; ‘Come to Me… this way… take my hand.’ Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.
I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do.. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?
Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you. But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are ‘ready to go.’
I will be in the stairwell of your final moments!
My love for You is Eternal!
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