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Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Friday, September 10, 2010

9-11


                                                        
Remember 9-11
Patriot Day
This is the ninth anniversary of our country being attacked.  Remember how you fled that day, and the day after.  How we came together as one country.  Fly you flag tomorrow, and honor those who lost their lives that day, and those who serve in the military, to protect our freedom. 

'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.

        God
         During the next 60 seconds, stop whatever you are
        doing, and take this opportunity. (Literally it
        is only 1 minute.) All you have to do is the
        following:

       Stop and think and appreciate God's power


3 comments:

nancy huggins said...

I also remember where I was and I also appreciate Gods Power and I know it is around me at all times:)

Jody @ Adorable Country Classics said...

I remember where I was and it was scary. I was downtown seattle in a dump truck & trailer, wondering if we were next. I will never forget it, nor all the lives that were lost that day. It's so sad that certain people hate us americans.I will have a quiet time tomorrow to remember those that lost their lives. Many blessings to you Rose!~Jody~

Maria said...

Rose. Thanks for the thoughtful post. We must never forget. I'm flying my flag proudly.