For anyone who thinks that God was on vacation on 9/11, this should change your mind. For those of you that know that God was busy on that day, this will confirm it. It also explains how busy God always is in each of our daily lives.
Just because things don't always go the way we think they should doesn't mean that God isn't guiding and protecting each of us individually. Maybe that traffic jam you were stuck in this morning was more than just an irritant!
Dear Family and Friends,
I had a very dear friend question my faith in God right after the terrorist attack on America. Her question was simply put, "Where is your God today?" She was very hurt, as all Americans were, so I tried not to react defensively.
Since that moment I have prayed and grieved over the disastrous events. However, I believe I have the answer. I know where my God was the morning of September 11, 2001! He was very busy!
First of all, he was trying to discourage anyone from taking these flights. Those four flights together ticketed over 1000
passengers. There were only 266 aboard.
He was on 4 commercial flights giving terrified passengers the ability to stay calm. Not one of the family members who was called by a loved one on one of the hijacked planes reported passengers screaming in the background. On one of the flights he was giving strength to passengers to try to overtake the hijackers.
He was busy trying to create obstacles for employees of the World Trade Center. Only around 20,000 were at the towers when the first
jet hit. Since the buildings house about 50,000 workers, this was a miracle in itself! Many of the people who were employed at the WTC told the media afterwards they were late for work or had traffic delays.
He was holding up two 110 story buildings so that 2/3 of those present could get out. I was amazed the top of the towers didn't topple immediately when the jets impacted.
For the rest, he was offering his loving embrace as they met their end. Although this is without a doubt the worst thing I have seen in my life, I can see God's miracles in every bit of it. I keep thinking about my friend, and praying for her every chance I get.
I can't imagine going through such a difficult time and NOT believing in God. Life would seem hopeless!
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