Posted on September 11, 2019 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
Eighteen years ago, I was a Sophomore in college getting ready to go to Music Theory. I remember seeing images of the destruction on the North Tower of the World Trade Center on television and then in disbelief witnessing the second plane hit the South Tower. Classes were canceled which felt odd to me. I wasn’t quite sure what to do. While I didn’t know anyone directly affected by the attacks, I had friends who did. Our country knew 3,000+ and in the uncertainty I remember praying, as I imagine many were. I prayed looking for answers with numb eyes and listened for understanding with numb ears. I sought the Lord with a numb heart.
Eighteen years later, wherever you find your memories return, remember to pray. Today, we pray together as the body of Christ for all people who have lived through the last eighteen years looking for answers, listening for understanding and praying to God with numb hearts.
Finally, take time today to share with a friend or loved one what you remember and don’t stop there. Pray together for those who have lost friends and loved ones and feel the weight of remembrance stronger today. If you know someone affected, say their name. In doing so, we not only remember but share in one another’s burdens.