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We still remember

September 11th, 2008 Posted in sermons

As we all know, today is 9/11.

We all remember exactly where we were on this dreadful day when so many Americans lost their lives due to this vicious attack by wicked terrorists on September 11, 2001.

Our hearts go out to and our prayers go up for those who lost loved ones on that day seven years ago. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to have to relive this each year with all the media coverage that takes place.

At the same time, we must never forget what happened on this day or those who lost their lives either.

Not long after the attack, I went to Ground Zero and walked through the charred rubble of what had once been the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The smoke was still coming from the debris, and the firefighters and emergency personnel were working tirelessly, trying to retrieve bodies.

To say it was a tragic and heartbreaking scene is an understatement. We had teams on-site to provide food and spiritual counsel to those in need during this national trauma.

Be thankful

We all need to thank God today that there has not been another terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. We also need to continue to pray for our courageous soldiers serving overseas, doing everything they can to stop this from happening again.

Finally, we need to pray for our President, that God would give him great wisdom in the decisions he is called upon to make each and every day.

May God continue to bless America.

9 Responses to “We still remember”

  1. Anne says:

    Every 9/11, I remember God telling me during a prayer meeting to pray for my uncle and his work. This happened the entire week before 9/11. My uncle works in New York and commutes right by the World Trade Center. We didn’t hear from him that day, nor did his wife until he showed up that night.

    I thank God for my uncle’s life, but I also remember the lives that were lost that day.

  2. Miranda Family says:

    Yes, we still remember….and AMEN Pastor Greg.

    Thankful for the blessings God has given us.

    Becky

  3. Rick & Linda says:

    We agree. Drove past the fire department in the A.M. and saw a fireman saluting the flag and people standing around in prayer. Awesome dedication.

    Rick & Linda Martin

  4. Mike says:

    Greg,

    Even though we live in radical and precarious times, the Spirit-filled Church in America still has the mandate – with unprecedented global reach – to preach the Gospel to a lost world. May we continue to pursue this aggressively, while under the umbrella of protection the Lord has provided through the honorable men and women of America’s armed forces deployed at all points overseas.

    I know at Harvest Christian Fellowship we will! :-D

    Mike in Corona ~

  5. Robin says:

    Pastor Greg,

    I want to say that I am praying for your family. Just this week, I have actually gotten a chance to learn about you, your church, and the wonderful ministries that you offer. I’m located in Florida, and I’m so privileged to be able to watch all the services and events through webcasts.

    I also want to say that I have rededicated my life by watching last Sunday’s evening service. It was wonderful and has really spoken to me. I really wish that there was a church near me in my small town, as wonderful as yours. I pray one day I’ll be able to meet you face to face and visit with your church.

    I’m so sorry to hear about your son, Christopher, but he’s with our God and in a much better place. Just stay strong in the Lord! May God bless you and your family.

  6. Pastor Randy and Debbie says:

    Dear Greg,

    What a great picture of you and the family. Randy and I agree that we need to remember to pray for the families and loved ones who lost so much on that day.

    As Christians we feel it our duty to thank each soldier that we run into for their service to our country and tell them that we are praying for them. We also thank our law enforcement and fire fighters.

    Here in Choctaw Oklahoma we are 7 miles from Tinker Air Force Base, and we have the honor to know many of our service men and women. When the planes fly over, we thank the Lord for them and pray for the pilots and the crews. Usually we get a “I bet you pray that we will fly over some one elses house!” and a shy smile. But we tell them that we love the sound because we are so proud of them and what they do for us on a daily basis.

    We are going to see more and more lifestyle evangelism as the world we live in continues to darken. People we are with at our jobs, grocery stores, gas stations etc. will be looking for peace and they will be searching like we were in the late 60’s and early 70’s. We really feel that the Lord is going to do another great work in a generation that is lost and afraid of the future.

    The Lord bless you and your family. We will continue to pray for you all.

    Love from Choctaw, Oklahoma.
    Debbie Slack

  7. Karen says:

    A day of remembrance and prayers for our country. Let us never forget how quickly life can be turned upside down and priorities rearranged. May God keep us mindful of the things that matter and how close eternity is.

  8. Di says:

    Thank you for the reminder. I’ve been praying all day.

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