Today marks the anniversary of the attack on America by Islamic terrorists in 2001. As with the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, we should always remember the ones whose lives were destroyed by this act of violent cowardice. As followers of Jesus Christ, this event should remind us all of the sinful hearts and minds of mankind, serve as a clarion call to repentance and spreading the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ, and to never take for granted one single day the Lord has given each one of us. Remember those who lost loved ones in this senseless tragedy.
by Jimmy Phillips
“As we remember our thoughts of eight years ago
sadness still lurks in the solemn shadows below.
As those towering inferno’s fell to their death
the hero’s within them drew their last breath.
It was a very sad ending to such a beautiful day
all of those people had died in such a horrible way.
The story’s now history as we try to move forward
a hard thing to do when you think of the martyred.
As we remembered our thoughts of eight years ago
those people who jumped from a sky high window.
The ones in the buildings who were trapped by the fire,
the ones on the planes who never knew what transpired.
Police and firemen who climbed those stairs to rescue
anyone who had survived, no matter how few.
Their day had just started and little did they know,
they were the victims of a cowards evil deathblow.
In honor of those hero’s who went in our place
we will never forget you, you’re forevermore embraced
by all of the Americans and the whole human race
as we try to move forward at a slow steady pace.
Each one of you died as a hero on that infamous day,
rest assured that your memories will never fade away.
In the land of a free democracy and in honor of our brave,
we fly Old Glory today and forevermore she’ll wave!”
Here are some great Bible verses to meditate upon
“O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
“For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?”
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.”
“Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.”
“For the nation and the kingdom which will not serve you will perish, And the nations will be utterly ruined.”
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ “Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish. “You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent. “For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’
Great thoughts from others
“There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free–if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending–if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained–we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!” -Patrick Henry
“Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” -Patrick Henry
“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? … I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.” -Patrick Henry
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
-John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States)
“Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.”-Harry Emerson Fosdick
“You are free to do whatever you like. You need only face the consequences.”-Sheldon Kopp
“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.” -Dwight Eisenhower (34th President of the United States)
“I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.” -Ulysses S. Grant
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” –John Adams (2nd President of the United States)
“It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.”-J. Horace McFarland
“Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the conquest of it.” -Anonymous
“He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses courage loses all.” -Cervantes
“Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.” -Lewis Carroll
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.” –Billy Graham
“Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” –Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind” – Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
“As the union between spiritual freedom and political liberty seems nearly inseparable, it is our duty to defend both.” “Our enemies have mistaken our peace for cowardice, and supposing us unarmed have begun the attack.”
Thoughts on Defensive War, Thomas Paine (1737-1809)