We Will Remember

Today, millions of people across our great country will gather together to remember the many lives lost on September 11, 2001.  As I think back on the event, I am filled with sadness, heartache and anger.  I feel for those who lost so much on that dreadful day.  I sorrow for the many who still mourn for loved ones they will never see again this side of Heaven.  And I fear for our country which is becoming less of a Christian nation day by day.  Yes, it is a sobering time, but as I was reminded this morning, all hope is not lost.

It is in the darkest times that it is easiest to see the light.  The beam of a flashlight is indistinguishable in the brightness of the sun, but in the darkest gloom, the beam shines brightly and lights the path before us.  II Corinthians 12:9-10 reminds us, And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

There is light in our darkness.  There is hope in the path before us.  There is strength for the journey.  Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.