Why Should We Remember 9/11?

Firemen at 9/11

Why Should We Remember 9/11?

By Stephen on Sep 11, 2015 01:00 am

Today is 9/11.

Read that sentence again.  It is very short.  But, It is a sentence filled with intense emotion and pain.  I hope you never forget where you were on September 11th, 2001.  I was in chapel at Bob Jones University when an announcement was made informing us all of what was happening.  I still remember seeing a girl clutching her cell phone and crying.  It was as if she was desperately trying to reach someone just so that she could hear their voice.

It has been 14 years since our country was attacked.  Today we must pause and remember what happened on 9/11. There are certain events in the history of America that every American must remember.  9/11 is one of those events.  Countless events have long been forgotten.  9/11 must never be forgotten.  Today, I want to give you four reasons why we must remember 9/11.

  1. The truth must not be re-written.  On 9/11, our country was attacked.  Islamic extremists murdered thousands of people.  These attackers were not Christian.  They were not Catholic.  They were not Mormon.  They were not Jehovah’s Witnesses.  They were not atheists.  They were Muslim.  They believed they were obeying Allah by murdering thousands of people.  They believed their actions were a holy act of worship.  We must remember 9/11 so that the truth is not changed.  It is possible that others will attempt to re-write the story of 9/11.  They may twist or alter the truth.  We must remember so that the truth will survive.
  2. The truth must be re-told.  The only reason I know about the attack on Pearl Harbor is because someone told me.  I was not there.  I was not alive in 1941.  But, I have been taught.  I have seen the pictures.  I have read the stories.  We must remember 9/11 so that we can tell the generations to come.  My children need to learn about 9/11.  They need to hear the stories.  They need to see pictures and watch the videos.  It is important for future generations to know what happened on 9/11.
  3. We must honor those who died.  Nearly 3,000 people died on 9/11.  Most were civilians – just like me.  Many were firefighters, policemen, and other emergency responders who were trying to help.  If we forget, we will fail to honor them.  We must remember that thousands of men, women, and children were murdered.  Their lives matter.  Every life matters.  We must honor their memory by remembering what happened.
  4. Our turn may come.  Remembering 9/11 will help us prepare for the future.  You may find yourself on a hijacked airplane one day.  If that’s me, I hope I will have the courage (like the men on Flight 93) to stand up to the hijackers.  Perhaps one day, the terrorist attack will come to your neighborhood.  If so, I hope you will jump into action to help the injured and the hurting.  Thousands of Americans responded on 9/11 and on the days immediately following.  They disregarded their own personal safety to run to the aid of others.  There may come a day when it is our turn.  When that day comes, we must remember 9/11.  We must respond.  We must help.

Today is 9/11.  Always remember.  Never forget.

Stephen


Lee’s Addition:

“Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; Your elders, and they will tell you: (Deuteronomy 32:7 NKJV)

(Re-posted from the Window from Faith Baptist Church.) http://www.faithbaptistwh.org/2015/09/11/why-should-we-remember-911/

Twin Towers As Second Plane Hit

Twin Towers As Second Plane Hit

Twin Tower as it Collapsed

Twin Tower as it Collapsed

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2 thoughts on “Why Should We Remember 9/11?

  1. Thanks, Lee. Recently you have had posts (including video footage) on OWLS, showing how they are listening and watching, always checking out what is happening nearby, always detecting who is there and what is going on. Thinking about owls reminded me of the “watchman on the wall” watchfulness that we as believers should carefully practice (EZEKIEL 33). Watchfulness is needful in this violent world (which faces Muslim terrorist wickedness all over the world), and is also needful in the spiritual conflicts we face all the time, everywhere (EPHESIANS 6).
    Remembering the air-assault massacres of 9/11 is a must, as you outline above; in particular, I recall calling my sister Barbara, who lives in Maryland, to check on her husband (John) who then worked at the Pentagon. The hijacked-into-kamikaze airplane that plowed into the Pentagon, 14 years ago, explosively demolished out my brother-in-law’s office (and many others). By God’s providence, however, John was not then inside his office; rather, he was then elsewhere in the Pentagon — so he escaped unhurt, and eventually he was able to notify Barbara that he was safe. Although humans do interact with us, physically (and sometimes hatefully), our mortal lives are ultimately secured by and in God’s good (and sovereign) hands — so it is He Who decides when our days (and opportunities) on Earth, as mortals, are completed. It is good for us, therefore, to recall that He alone is God, and it is even better (for each of us) to be eternally secure and redeemed in Him — through His unique Son, our unique Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!

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    • Thanks, Dr. Jim. Fortunately there are stories like your Brother-in-laws where by grace God’s providence He did protect them. His providence also placed others in harms way. He is sovereign. He is not allah.

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