September 11th

 

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the day the twin towers fell in New York City.  For many people, this day causes thoughts and feelings to come rushing back in.  We remember where we where when the tragic news reached us.  We remember the tears and horrified reactions of people around us.  We remember many of the details as the events unfolded.

Remembering the events of 9/11 is beneficial.  It helps us to cope, learn from past mistakes, and make improvements.  Certainly remembering the events of this day brings us together and helps us as a nation to protect ourselves for the future.

Not to minimize the benefits of remembering this day, but there are some events much more important for us to remember.  One such event is the death of Jesus Christ.  While the September 11th attacks touched everyone on a national scale, the life of Jesus Christ has touched everyone on an eternal scale.

As we go through today remembering the events that occurred 11 years ago, let’s remember to keep Christ’s sacrifice at the forefront of our minds.

“And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.  And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.  The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.  Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, ‘Truly this was the Son of God!’” (Matthew 27:50-54).