September 11, 2001: Devotion

8th September 2011 by Bill Davis
For the next several devotions, we will be preparing for the anniversary of September 11, 2001. This should not be just a religious awakening or  a mere focus on patriotism. “One Nation Under God” serves to remind us where we came from. What our Forefathers worked and died for. 9-11 was a time when the people of our Country put away their petty differences and pulled together as one nation. Were there prayers, yes. Were there acts of patriotism, without a doubt. But also there were just plain acts of courage and self sacrifice. A willingness to die for others. Paraphrased from a song; “I don’t want to die for you, but if dying is asked of me. I will wear that cross with honor, because freedom don’t come free.” In many ways our Country lost it’s innocence that day. Many did pray together. All cried together in shock and anguish. We were mad and horrified at the same time. People were holding and comforting complete strangers throughout the United States. On that day we were truly United. United as Americans and as I sincerely pray, united as Christians. We as Americans are not perfect. We as Christians are not perfect either. Somehow with the grace of God, we will be able to once again merge our American ideals into our Christian virtues. I am proud to be an American as I am to be a Christian. God wants a time of healing for our Country and a time of prayer and seeking His intervention. 2 Chronicles 7:14; “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
God Bless America and Let Us Never Forget.
 
Bill Davis

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