Memories for September 11, 2007
Has it really been six years? It remains fresh in my mind - that day - 9/11/01 when all America stood still in shock and dismay. September 11, 2001 has passed we have picked up the pieces and carried on with our lives, as it must be done. Spiritually we all encounter a 9/11 experience. It's that moment when the presence of God is so clearly revealed to us that we stand in shock and dismay at the truth that there really is a God. Unfortunately, we often continue our lives as if it is best that we forget it ever happened. After all to believe that God is means that we must give an account to God and since we don't measure up to His standards we would rather pretend He doesn't exist at all. That sense of shock and dismay is soon covered by the "nah, it couldn't be" perception. That's the attitude that says "God loves me too much to send me to hell" or "only fools believe in that junk" or "if there was a God why would He allow such terrible things to happen." I know the answer to each of these questions! 1. God doesn't send us to hell, we send ourselves by our choice of behavior and our choice not to believe and accept the sacrifice of His Son Jesus. Justice demand payment for sin and unless we accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord, justice demands we pay the price by forfeiting eternal life for eternal damnation. 2. "The fool has said in his heart there is no God" (Ps 14:1). Saying the sky is green doesn't make it green and saying that God isn't doesn't make Him disappear. 3. We cannot blame God for the condition of this world. He gave us a perfect world a we chose to allow sin to ruin it for us. Life is full of tragic moments but not because God ordained them to be so Professing ourselves to be wise we began as fools and destroyed the perfection God gave us custody over. You may ask 'what has an innocent baby done to deserve abuse?' NOTHING! Yet that innocent child pays for what we have allowed ourselves to become. You may ask 'what about the horrible diseases in the world?' We mess up the environment and commit acts against God is there any wonder disease rates are growing? God allows things to happen because we have set the stage for those things to happen, not God. This 9/11 make it a point to see the presence of God in your life and walk in the new day He places before you.