MONTGOMERY, TX | Today, we remember that 9/11 happened to this country and that many lives were lost. But in that reflection, let’s honor those who died by remembering also that evil did not prevail.
The enemy spins lies to destroy what God has said is sacred… love. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a tragic, horrible moment in time and Satan worked hard to spread fear and hate as far and wide as he could across our nation, but he failed. God was not idle. In the hearts and minds of the very people who had witnessed so much evil, a light sprang forth from the darkness and the Holy Spirit went to work. Messages of love like this one were heard by many… the last calls of the victims on those planes weren’t ones of hate, they called the ones they loved the most. Many who died could have lived, but they turned back to find someone they could help. They could have cowered in fear but found courage to fight.
In the end, the attacks on September 11th 2001 were never about ideologies, or politics, or religion, or prejudice, or hate… they were about the people. That’s what we remember. The people who died on that day, the people who miraculously survived, the people who sacrificed their own lives to save others, the people who were lost to hatred and violence and never found Jesus, the people who lost loved ones and still grieve, the people who dug through the rubble and ruin weeks to rebuild what evil had torn apart.
Goodness, love, faith, courage, hope, mercy, compassion and justice were manifested through people. Remember them, and remember what they died for… love. If honor their memory and love one another the way Christ loved the church, their death won't be in vain.
“In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:1-5