TUESDAY September 11, 2018
Never Forget 9/11
“…in Me [Jesus] you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer,
I have overcome the world.”
Today marks the 17th anniversary of 9/11. America has promised to “Never forget.” These planned attacks shook our nation to its core. Terrorists destroyed the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. This day marked the worst terrorist attack to happen on US soil and in the world.
There were nineteen al-Qaeda members who hijacked four US passenger airliners. Two airplanes were flown into the Twin Towers in New York. One crashed into the Pentagon, and another, after a heroic struggle by passengers, crashed in the open countryside of Pennsylvania. They prevented an attack on the US Capitol. In all, an approximate total of 2,996 people were killed.
We live in a sinful, fallen world, filled with so much evil, violence and tribulation. The suicide bombings, shootings and stabbings have continued, but Jesus wants us to know that He has overcome the world. In Him is our peace. Jesus said to His disciples: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
What comfort does the Gospel of Jesus Christ bring to us? Peace, joy and hope. Our Savior Jesus has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light, through the Gospel (2 Timothy 1:10). We have an eternal hope in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1).
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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