There are days that live in our memories; days that rise up and call us to acknowledge the pain of the remembering.
September 11, 2001 is such a day.
We remember where we were, what we were doing, the shock, the horror, the outrage, and the great grief. We remember the tears.
I hope that we remember more than the destruction that occurred on that day, though.
I hope we remember that across this great nation, people came together to pray and to volunteer and to support the efforts of that time.
I hope we remember that the enemy did not win. Instead of terrorizing a nation, they drove us to our knees, and we rose up, united, to fight.
Divide and conquer. It is the strategy of the enemy.
Historians differ on the origin of the phrase, but there is no dispute on its effectiveness in battle. In battle – fought on land or fought in our hearts – division is a first step toward defeat.
As we acknowledge another anniversary of September 11th, may we remember and refuse to let the enemies that we face today divide us or destroy the faith that connects us to God.
Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Photo-Cloud Dancing, Beth Mims