Sunday Blessings: September 11th edition

11 September 2011

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.

~"Amazing Grace" by John Newton~

I chose this hymn today for a reason. The Muslims who ran the planes into the Twin Towers ten years ago today were spiritually blind and lost. They--the descendents of Ishmael--believe that by killing themselves and Americans they will go to Heaven and receive seventy wives. This is what is written in the Scriptures about Ishmael in Genesis 16:11-12:

“You [Hagar] are now pregnant 
   and you will give birth to a son. 
You shall name him Ishmael, 
   for the LORD has heard of your misery. 
He will be a wild donkey of a man; 
   his hand will be against everyone 
   and everyone’s hand against him, 
and he will live in hostility 
   toward all his brothers.”

We must be aware of how very dangerous these people are. This not simply another false religion; this is a military regime. It's "join or die" with Islam, and each Muslim sees our beloved country as his greatest enemy--one that must be defeated. They chose the date 9/11 for a reason, since 9-1-1 is what we dial on our phones every time there is an emergency. This was no accident; this was very meticulously planned. 

The cross still stands.

We cannot hide behind ignorance: the truth must be known. Today we mourn for those who gave their lives on that awful day. We mustn't hide in fear, but stand firm in the strength of the LORD. And we mustn't ever forget.

"I trembled inside when I heard all this; my lips quivered with fear. My legs gave way beneath me, and I shook in terror. I will wait quietly for the coming day when disaster will strike the people who invade us. Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vine; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation. The Sovereign LORD is my strength! He will make me as surefooted as a deer and bring me safely over the mountains."
~Habakkuk 3:16-19~

P.S. Click here to read Brianna's very touching post commemorating September 11th. 

1 epistles:

  1. Hello Elizabeth!

    I first came across your blog some days ago, and immediately liked it! I am old fashioned too ;), love long classic skirts, and have a big passion for writing!! Most of all I love the Lord Jesus so.

    Yes, we must never, ever forget. It is wrong that we should hide behind ignorance and fear. But know the truth, and trust. Psalm 46 is a sure verse in remembrance of that day!

    In His love,


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