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* * * * * * * How many of us have heard that question "Where was your GOD when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was attacked?"
Well I know where my GOD was the morning of September 11, 2001, and He was very busy!
He was trying to discourage anyone from taking these flights. Those four flights together held over 1000 passengers and 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 were called by a loved one on one of the high-jacked planes said that passengers were screaming in the background. On one of the flights he was giving strength to passengers to try to overtake the highjackers.
He was busy trying to create obstacles for employees at the World Trade Center. After all, only around 20,000 were at the towers when the first jet hit. Since the buildings held over 50,000 workers, this was a Miracle in itself. How many of the people who were employed at the World Trade Center told the media that they were late for work or they had traffic delays ?
He was holding up 2-110 story buildings so that 2/3 of the workers could get out. I was so amazed that the top of the towers didn't topple when the jets impacted. And when they did fall, they fell *inward.* GOD didn't allow them to topple over, as many more lives could have been lost.
And when the buildings went down, my GOD picked up almost 6,000 of His children and carried them home with Him. Reassuring His frightened children that the worst was over and the best was yet to come.
He sat down and cried that 19 of His children could have so much hate in their hearts. That they didn't choose Him, but followed a man who claimed to represent another god that doesn't exist, that thrives on hate, fear, and violence; and now they are lost forever.
He sent His children th! at are best trained for this disaster and had them save the few that were still alive, but unable to help themselves. And then sent many others to help in anyway they were needed.
He still isn't finished though, He held the loved ones that were left behind in His arms. He comforts them daily. His other children are given the strength to reach out to them and help them in any way they can.
And I believe He will continue to help us in what is to come. He will give the people in charge of this great nation the strength and the wisdom to do the right thing. He would never leave us in our time of need.
So when anyone asks, "Where was your GOD on September 11", you can say "everywhere!" And yes, although this is without a doubt the worst thing I have seen in my life, I see God's miracles in every bit of it. I keep praying for those who don't believe in GOD, every chance I have. I can't imagine going through such a difficult time and *not* believing in GOD.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * My motto: God is STILL in control! "This" is NOT a surprise to Him. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), September 29, 2001
Thanks, Sissy. It's a question that's been asked alot in the last couple of weeks and I'm glad I finally have an adequate answer. God bless.
-- melina b. (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 30, 2001.
Great, great post! Thank you!
-- Deena in GA (email@example.com), September 30, 2001.
Thank you so much My mother told me many years ago that we are each just one peice of a large jigsaw puzzle looking at that one peice the whole picture doesnt make much sense but some day when we get to heaven we will look down and see how our peice connects to all the rest.
-- ronda (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 04, 2001.