Windchimes

September 11, 2006

Twin.Towers

Filed under: Doodles, Blabs and Rants — didee @ 9:31 am

Its officially 5 years today since the famous 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Five years after the horrible death of many innocent lives , senseless deaths brought about by cowards who hide behind their crappy idiocy. Five years after what i hope would be the worst form of terrorism i would witness in my lifetime. The whole world stood as mute witnesses during that day 5 years ago. But in the aftermath, there are millions of stories of heroism that though not able to take away the sting of pain from lives lost, had managed to leave a spirit of hope to those who were left behind.

I remembered where i was when that happened. I was in school. I had no idea what was happening in the other side of the world. I was busy getting through life in college then, not knowing that some people are busy plotting the deaths of so many innocent lives. I got home and there was uneaten dinner at the table as everyone in our house are glued to the TV. My first words were “oh my God”, as i watched over and over again the slow motion video of the plane crashing on one of the towers. All i could think of is how senseless it is. And more than just pain for the lost lives, i felt anger to those who were responsible. So much anger as if it was a personal grudge. I couldnt imagine how they could sleep at night knowing there is blood in their hands. And i know i am not the only one with these thoughts and feelings.

I went to my room in silence and asked God for some sort of comfort for this senseless act. And i remembered marking these lines and writing “WTC tragedy” in my bible :

    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. “

And i literraly felt goosebumps when i saw the book and chapter of this line, it was Psalms 91:1… 9-11.

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    And will say of the LORD , “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
    You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
    nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
    A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come If you make the Most High your dwelling- even the LORD , who is my refuge-
    then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
    For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
    You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
    “Because he loves me,” says the LORD , “I will rescue him; I will protect him,
    for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
    With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

In the face of great tragedy, God offers hope.

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