“Don’t just DO something, SIT THERE!”, was said to me at a training session recently. Instead of doing something, SIT THERE…listen for the usually small, quiet voice of God, which you can rarely get when you’re busy DOING SOMETHING. I hope this advice blesses you today and always.
I say “today” because it’s the 15th anniversary of the worst attack on American shores….done by Muslim terrorists …Below is a photograph of the Las Vegas memorial to the victims, a flag for each one lost on that awful day in September. It was sent by our friend and fellow commenter, Mal, who lives in Las Vegas, and I appreciate it. Let’s just “Sit there!” in our own homes or yards and remember those who lost their lives during that awful day which changed our world forever. Sit there, think, remember, and pray for the families of those who lost loved ones. Thanks. Don’t miss my scripture quote below…quite applicable!
“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!” Psalm 37:7
By the way, I just wept over the story I saw on TV last night about young Peter C. Alderman, who lost his life on 9/11 and whose parents have created a foundation to help those around the world in various types of troubles….Their son was an amazing kid and they do this to help them with their grief. If you didn’t know anyone personally who lost his or her life on 9/11, give a minute to Peter. No wife, no kids, no life past 25 years of age. He’d have been forty today, and I can see the future that was in his eyes, except he attended a conference in the World Trade Building that morning. We mourn you, Peter.
This morning, at 2 AM, I turned on CNN and they were interviewing two French documentary makers, brothers, who were filming a fireman going through his normal duties when 9/11 happened. After an interesting conversation about that day and what they saw, having been stuck inside when the planes hit, Poppy Harlowe asked one of them “How did 9/11 change you?” This young Frenchman said “Whenever I get very down, a little depressed, I think of 9/11 and what those heroes did to save as many as they could, and it lifts me up every single time…it helps me realize there IS a way to handle whatever’s got me down!” I was so moved that I wanted badly to share it with all of you. What an amazing way to honor those first responders…..think of their heroism, how they used all they had to FIX THIS TASK IN FRONT OF THEM…. and DO whatever your life needs. JUST DO IT! Don’t just SIT THERE 🙂
Have a Sunday of reflections of that awful day…think about the many “them” we didn’t know but who our hearts are broken for…Americans killed for nothing. I believe they’d want us to, don’t you?