"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12



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Thursday, September 10, 2009

In Their Memory...We Will Never Forget!

May God bring peace to those who lost loved ones in this horrible, cowardly act eight years ago. May God protect and bless those families, around the globe, who sacrifice everything to protect our freedom.

May God bless America and may America bless God!


I remember exactly where I was when the first plane hit the towers....so does God.


MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL


You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001. Neither will I.


I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say "Goodbye." I held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, "Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK ... I am ready to go." I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. "I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!" I said. "Of course I will show you the way home - only believe on Me now."

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

I was with the Firefighters, the Police Officers, the Emergency Workers. I was there, watching each brave step they took.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas, Kansas, London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor. Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; "Come to Me...this way...take My hand." Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was there.


I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you. But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well.

Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are "ready to go." I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

~~~ God ~~~

Written by: Stacey Randall



9 comments :

Jill said...

I have read this many times before and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes....

Jill said...

Thanks for bringing back those details...it is SO IMPORTANT that we NEVER forget.
XOXO
J

Keisha said...

Wow..
That is a Great Poem!

I don't think we will EVER forget!!

Mom Of Many said...

Seriously O,

That horrible day in 2001, who would have thought our country would have eroded to this point less than 10 years later? A President with terrorist ties? Who would have thought? I feel sick to my stomach anytime I think of our country.

Keep speaking truth. We may well only have that opportunity for a short time.

God bless you sweet friend.
Love from Colorado. xo

TanyaLea said...

Wow. Tear falling here.

We must NEVER forget! <><

Aus said...

Great prayer lady - I lost two associates from NYPD (they ran over from 1 Police Plaza right after the first hit) and thought I lost a friend there as well - but Jimmy outreached as soon as he could (about 2.5 days later) to let us know he made it but was busy at the temp morgue. A lot of heros died that day...the difference between a hero and a coward isn't fear...they are both terribly afraid....but the hero does what needs to be done anyway.

hugs - remember -

aus and co.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank you for finding the words...
Amen to your prayer!
And to the words telling of how God was there..... brought tears to my eyes.............. oh, how I hope and pray that people realize they need Him NOW! That they do not tarry with their salvation.... you just never know if you will have tomorrow.

He & Me + 3 said...

So hard to view this again. It always shakes me to the core. May we never ever forget and always remember to pray for these families and for our country. America Bless God!

delucchi family said...

This gave me goosebumps, thanks for sharing.
Love Jules
xxx

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