Monday, September 12, 2011
So long ago
Everyone remembers this day, right? Where they were, what they were doing when they heard the news. I recall so easily the feeling I had when the second plan hit - the horror I felt when the first tower collapsed, followed soon by the second tower. The swelling of pride and sympathy when President Bush addressed the nation later that day. The day America more or less stood still, watching, listening in horror as their nation was attacked.
I can't imagine how the people in the towers felt in their last moments. How the people in New York felt as they watched their city attacked. Fear, sadness, grief, anger. So many emotions. So many lives. I can't imagine what it's like to have lost someone dear to me in that attack. I'm thankful to God that none of my family or friends died that day, but I feel so much sympathy towards those who did.
We watched a special on the history channel of that day ten years ago. They showed a collection of videos taken by New Yorkers with sound clips of firemen, policemen, and news reporters. I felt much the same as I did that day so long ago. Even though I was only 12, I will always remember. It's important to remember, but don't dwell on the past too much.
Alas. Life must go on. Take comfort that this nation and all others rest in God's hands. He is in control. Through good and bad, he will not forsake those who love Him.
"And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." ~ Romans 8:28