Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering 9/11 today


You say you will never forget where you were when

you heard the news On September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.


I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room

with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I

held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the

peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it

is OK...I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed

breakfast to their children. I held her up as she

tried to understand his words and as she realized

he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a

woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been

knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said.

'Of course I will show you the way home - only

believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest

ministering to the injured and devastated souls.

I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He

heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,

with every prayer. I was with the crew as they

were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the

believers there, comforting and assuring them that their

faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California, Michigan , Afghanistan .

I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew

every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me

for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.

Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the

smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take

my hand.' Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.

But, I was there.


I did not place you in the Tower that day. You

may not know why, but I do. However, if you were

there in that explosive moment in time, would you have

reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey

for you. But someday your journey will end. And I

will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may

be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are

'ready to go.'

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.



I love my God.

He is my fountain of Life and My Savior.

He Keeps me going day and night.

Without Him, I am no-one.

But with Him, I can do everything.

God is my strength.'

God bless Each of us, now and Forever.
{from Diary of a SAHM-thank you for this post! It says it all}


perennialgardener said...

Wonderful tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001.

Sandra said...

Isn't it beautiful? It just makes me tear up :)

Sorry I didn't get back to you in time, I'm glad you put it up too though, it deserves being mentioned more than once :)

Julie said...

That was so touching--thanks for sharing it. Really, from something so tragic, there was so much good. julie

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Carla, beautiful and very touching. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad I came a-blogging again today. Kind of an emotional day with all the remembrances, but it's good to not forget.

Mam said...

Oh my! This is amazing. I love it.