September 11, 2001... a date that everyone remembers, an event many seem to forget.
I was about nine years old when the airplanes crashed into the World Triad Center. I can't tell you I remember everything vividly but I do remember I was afraid we all were, every single American. It was a terrible act and we all wondered what would happen next.
I'd have to say that is what I remember most about 9/11, our wonderful God and how so many Americans turned to Him in this time of crises. There were signs all over the place saying "In God We Trust" and "God Bless America". It was wonderful to see the American people relying on God. When we called out to Him, He listened. God kept our nation safe.
But something happened... something awful. We forgot.
Once everything seemed to calm down, once we thought it was safe again we no longer felt the need to rely on God. We've forgotten how much we needed Him only a few short years ago. Suddenly instead of hanging signs up declaring our trust in God we debate as to whether we should keep "In God We Trust" on our currency. We even try to discourage people from using the name of Jesus in schools. What happened? How did we change so quickly? The answer is simple. We've forgotten.
Deuteronomy 8:11-14 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
I would encourage you today take time to remember 9/11. Make sure you haven't forgotten and pray for our nation's healing.
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.