Beautiful For Spacious Skies
"I pray that the Lord will bless you and protect you, and
that He will show you mercy and kindness. May the Lord
be good to you and give you peace." -Numbers 6:24-26
|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 "Good-Bye." 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 in 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 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
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
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.
During the next 60 seconds, stop whatever you are
doing, and take this opportunity. (Literally it is only
1 minute.) All you have to do is the
following: You simply say an "Our Father" for the person
that sent you this message:
Our Father who are in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is
in Heaven. Give us this day our daily
bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who
trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but
deliver us from evil. For
thine is the kingdom, the power and
the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Next, you send this message to everyone you
know. In a while, more people
will have prayed for you and you would have obtained a lot of
people praying for others. Next,
stop and think and appreciate God's
power in your life, for doing what
you know is pleasing to him. If you are not
ashamed to do this, follow
Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be
ashamed of you before My Father" If you are not
ashamed, send this message... only if you believe.
"Yes, I love my God. He is my fountain of Life and My Savior.
He keeps me going day and night. Without Him, I am no one. But
with Him, I can do
everything. Christ is my strength."
Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace-but there is no
peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to
our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we
here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace
so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!
I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
That religion, or the duty which we
owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and
conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the
free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of the conscience; and it is the
mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each
We All Weep
We may ask each other how God would allow this to happen. I can't
give you the answer, but I can tell you this. God loves each and every one of us and He
feels our sorrow, He knows our pain and He weeps also. He is there for us, to help us
unite together finding peace, love and comfort, not only in His presence, but in the arms
of our fellow Americans and other nations all over the world as we rally together and
unite in a way that we haven't united in a long time.
Please lift our nation up in prayer. Pray for our president and
all our Military Leaders. Pray for the families who have lost a friend or loved one and
for those who are still looking. Pray for the emergency workers, fire department, police,
military, doctors and nurses.
With God as our cornerstone, we
will make it through this terrible time.
God Bless the victims. God Bless the heroes.
God Bless the families. God Bless the children.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
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