On this day twelve years ago much of the world watched transfixed by the events of 9/11. Disbelief, uncertainty, fear, horror filled the air. Today, we paused to honor those fallen, as well as those left behind to “walk through the valley of the shadow of death” on this day. We do so with musical tributes, speeches, flowers, poems, stories, candles, the ringing of bells, wreaths, but most of all with memories.
There are other days written on our collective psyche – December 7, Katrina (August 23), and others. These days mark and unite us in a common bond of sorrow, and pain, but they also create within us the knowledge of precious fabric of life and love, and the need to be more like you O Lord filled with courage, hope, peace, forgiveness, and that blessed assurance.
Today, O Lord help us to remember, and care for those who need your special touch of comfort and love as we all walk through the memories on this day. In Jesus’ name. Amen