Where were you Sept. 11th 2001?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I was in ninth grade, and I was just about to head to school when we saw the news. We still went to school, being on the west coast, we did not yet understand the magnitude of what was happening. I think it is crazy that, that happened seven years ago. It feels like it happened just the other day.

In my devotional Bible a while back there was an except written by Lisa Beamer. You may remember her husband Todd was one of the men who gave his life aboard flight 93 so that others lives might be spared.

This is the except, originally taken from "Let's Roll!" by Lisa Beamer

"It's true that Todd and the other heroes aboard Flight 93 gave their lives that others might be saved. But if somehow they had known what was awaiting them, and they had been given the choice early that September morning, I doubt that any of them would have boarded that flight. Even in the midst of the hijacking, right down to the moment when Todd uttered his now-famous phrase, 'Let's roll!' the true desire of his heart and that of Jeremy Glick, Tom Burnett, Mark Bingham, and all the others aboard Flight 93 was to somehow get home to their loved ones. They didnt want to die.
Yet there was one who came to earth, knowing ahead of time that His most important purpose in living would be accomplished only through His dying. He knew throughout His life and at the height of His career that no matter how well He preformed, no matter how many people He helped, He was destined to die- to give His life so that others might find true life, abundant life here on earth, and eternal life in Heaven to come."

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