Our country is in shock today at the sight of death in New York City as two hijacked passenger jets are crashed into each of the World Trade Towers. The loss of life is unimaginable as smoke and flames fill the sky over our greatest city. Our country is now essentially at war. People who have never cried out to God are doing so today. This is without question the worst tragedy our country has had to endure. Everybody knows somebody in New York City. It is also reported that a passenger jet has crashed into the Pentagon, another has crashed in west Pennsylvania. All flights have been grounded throughout the country. It appears that the fanatic Osam bin Laden is reponsible for this. Nobody else has the desire or money or influence to make something like this happen. He thinks he knows God. He doesn’t know God. The only people who can know God are those who believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and invite him into their hearts and lives.
This tragedy affects the whole world, not just America. As I write this I’m watching live coverage of Palestinian muslims in Israel celebrating, honking horns, throwing candy to children, smiling, reveling in the tragedy that has befallen our country today. Needless to say, Osama bin Laden is a dead man walking, but I’m sure he knows that. I hope he is scared, really scared. The governments of the world’s leading countries will come together to hunt Osama bin Laden down. I’m concerned that there will be an pronounced increase of so-called ‘hate crimes’ against muslims in America, most of whom have no sympathy for the fanatical terrorists from the Middle East. I hope that the message is loud and clear that most Americans are above this type of prejudice, but that we will not tolerate an attack against our national sovereignty.
Nobody will ever know how many people have died today, it could be between 50,000 and 100,000. Its been during times of crisis that our country has come together. Its during times of crisis that people call out to our Lord God Jesus Christ most often. And he hears.
America lost 2,400 in Pearl Harbor which was a military attack. Today’s attack was not against our military, but against civilians, American citizens, innocent people. What emotions are people feeling today? Grief, rage, anger, disgust, unbelief, and yes, even fear.
Whoever is responsible for this horrible act is no hero. The heroes are those who have risked their lives and given their lives today in an effort to help save lives. My heart hurts for the families of all those who have died today, the office workers, the police, firefighters and paramedics. Today is a good day to give blood, whatever part of the country you might be in.
Life in America as we know it will change forever. This attack on our Freedom has succeeded to a degree. However, we will always be united under the banner of Freedom. Freedom is not free.
Know this,…. Jesus is coming back soon. Our ‘Blessed Hope’ is about how He is coming back to take those who believe in him away from here before things get worse, and they are going to get worse, much worse….God has told us through his Word, and his heart is breaking for every person who chooses to reject him for who he is, our Creator, our Savior.
Maybe now the American people will be more sympathetic towards the plight of the Israelis. They live with the threat of brutal terrorist attacks every day. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stated that today marks a “turning point in the war against terrorism”. Perhaps we as a nation will come to an understanding that intolerance can be a good thing. In this case, intolerance of savage, evil, people who are like diseased rats, who are of no value to the world, and will be sought out and destroyed as justice takes it’s course, whether its mankind’s justice or God’s supreme justice.
Its interesting to note that Islam states that a muslim will go to hell if they commit suicide.
Individuals can report any information they know about today’s crimes to the following web site: www.ifccfbi.gov
Family members of victims can call the Justice Department’s Office of Victims of Crimes at 800-331-0075 to find more information about rights and services available to survivors of today’s tragedy.
American Airlines information 800 245-0999
United Airlines information 800 932-8555
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