I have to admit I am having a difficult time with this.
I can not believe it has been 12 years since that horrible day.
It's been 12 years since so many lost their lives.
It's been 12 years since so many "every day" citizens became heroes.
Many things have changed, yet so many things remain the same.
And we are STILL worried about this despot or that being able to do something
as horrible as this again.
Will we EVER learn?
'MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL'
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 knew 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.
Stop and think and appreciate God's power in your life, for doing what you know is pleasing to Him. If you are not ashamed to do this, follow the instructions.
Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of Me, I will be ashamed of you before My Father'
If you are not ashamed, spread this message ... but only if you believe
'Yes, 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. Christ is my strength.'
It's been a few years since I have seen this but still it makes me cry, even after 12 years. Perhaps I am just too much of a softy, an emotional lady or maybe just maybe on top of all that, I hope with all my heart that we NEVER have to make the decisions we made in the past because of some horrific event like this.
Let all those who have had to go on without their loved ones feel our thoughts, our prayers, our desire to hold them tight and hopefully allow them to know peace, if only for a little while.
Lest we Never Forget those who gave all that day.
They will never be forgotten -
not after 12 years -