Friday, 11 September 2009

Never forget.

Colin and I watched this programme about 9/11 on Tuesday evening; 102 minutes that changed America.
This eyewitness account of what happened on the ground 8 years ago today was disturbing but insightful. I was at work in a Stockbrokers call centre in Glasgow when it happened. We had large TV screens in the office and I remember seeing the scenes. I thought it was a movie or some kind of sick hoax. We all soon realised it was for real and were stunned into silence.

Watching this film about that terrible day was very hard. I wondered why God would allow so much suffering. My heart goes out to all those who have suffered as a result of such a horrific act of violence towards fellow humans. It is a dreadful reminder of how our world can be such an evil place and the fight we face. I am glad I watched it however. It is so vital to remember these events and the people who were victims of this tragedy. The footage served as a timely reminder of an event that changed lives, history and the world.

Today I pray for those families who have to get through today and the rest of their lives without loved ones. I thank God for his faithfulness to all those who believe in Him. Even in the midst of confusion God is there for us. We may not understand all that goes on in this world but we have Him to rely upon.

He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
Deuteronomy 32:4 NIV.


  1. Thank you for honoring those that suffered and remain in suffering. Thank you for reminding us that no matter what, God is in control. We will praise Him in this storm and long for Him until His return!

  2. Amen to that!'re right. We may not understand, but that should make us rely on Him even more.

    Yes..that was so sad and so surreal watching it on TV over and over!!! I can't even imagine being one of their family members...

  3. Collette,

    I personally love reading all the stories of where people were that day. I was working for AT&T the wireless division call center and we had record number of phone calls that day from people trying to find out where their loved ones were. How sad that day was for me at work. It completely changed me for the better.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. This will be a day that so many of us will always think about where we were when we first saw the horror. Thank you for honoring the families that lost loved ones that day!

  5. My hubby was driving to work and he heard people talking about it on the radio but had no idea what they were talking about.

    He thought they were joking and he didn't think it was funny.


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