Monday, September 11, 2006

Lest We Forget...

It seems so incredible to me that five years have passed since that horrible day. It seems even more incredible that within the span of an hour on that day, this Nation, nay, even this world, could change so drastically. We will never be the same. We can't ever be the same.
Whatever could possibly be said on this anniversary has already been said by those who are far wiser than I. Therefore, I offer to you these links instead of my words. Read, hear and take comfort in what is said. Pray for the light of God's Word to penetrate the darkest corners of the world. Pray that His comfort will penetrate the hearts of all who still suffer and grieve today.

This is a letter published only hours after the attacks on 9/11. It's wisdom and gentle comfort still speaks strongly today.
This is a Q&A with John Piper, aired today in commemoration of 9/11.
This is a transcript of John Piper's sermon the Sunday following the attacks.
This is an article discussing Augustine and the wisdom he offers to us even today on how to live in an age of terrorism. (HT: Justin Taylor)

And of course, you can visit all of the major networks to get video transcripts, photos and the President's speeches from then and today. I didn't watch or read any.

I find that these words (only some of many such in the Bible) offer the greatest comfort and hope anyone can find:

"Who shall seperate us from the love of God? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or the sword? As it is written,
'For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.'
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to seperate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:35-39

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