Friday, September 11, 2009

these 3 things...

today is a hard day.

i can't really say that i knew anyone who was personally involved in 9/11, but it's a hard day.
it's a day where i remember that people who didn't know me or my fellow countrymen chose to hate us...devised to kill many of us...and to invoke fear and pain.
that's really hard for me. i don't understand it. it's pure and unadulterated evil.

evil is all around us...we choose to call it many other things, but it's all around us every day. evil doesn't show it's face often here in the states like it did on september 11, 2001...

but my friend, we americans remain. we remain and push forward.
we strive to be better and do more and honor and remember those who lost their lives and loved ones that terrible day......and we move forward, remembering the pain of that evil. not letting the pain take us down, but bring us to a new level of understanding.

we push on...we persevere. we build the freedom tower...and these men do it with smiles and honor.
{photo courtesy of new york daily news}

i stood in utter silence and awe in 2007 at ground zero...and there was a buzz of traffic and workers and still a humble, quiet honor was there.
so today, i will tell my children of the love of a god that never leaves them in spite of evil that may surround them. i will kiss and hug and love on my kids and hubs a little more and a little tighter today...remembering those who said "see you after work" and never came home only a few years ago.

i pray for all people, everywhere, to experience love and peace and strength and forgiveness today. i also pray that we don't only look to those things on a day like this, but seek to find it in us every single day.

i am reminded of this...that of all things, 3 remain...

faith
hope
love

i pray today for your faith...that you find hope...and that you be filled with real love.

{photo is from ladder company 10's firehouse... they were the closest and first responders on that fateful day. shot taken by me in june 2007}

"and now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
1 corinthians 13:13

4 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

Amen.

Queenie Jeannie said...

This is a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing it!!

He & Me + 3 said...

What an awesome post. So true...Faith hope and love. THe greatest is LOVE. GOD Is lOVE! Beautiful!

Megan said...

Very well said.