Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fingerprint Friday - We will not forget

I think this reflection by Stacey Randall says it the best:

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 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 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

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Robynn's Ravings said...

Boy, is that powerful. Thank you for posting this. I'll never forget that day either. Who could? My flag will be flying.

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful blog. I wrote about it too. As long as I live, I will never forget this day.

Diane said...

Wow. Thanks for posting that. I had just put a rememberence up on my facebook when I came and read your blog. Happy FF!

Snowcatcher said...

Thank you for that wonderful and timely Fingerprint. The metro firefighters will be climbing 55 flights of my building twice in memory and honor of the firefighters who perished that day beginning in about an hour and a half, and this is a wonderful thing to keep in mind while I cheer them on.

rentz said...

Wow. Powerful was the first word that came to my mind, too. And seeing that picture made me tear up again.

Kari J said...

I clicked on your page... and that picture can bring back so many emotions all at once. I also did my FPF on today, but I was worried to put a picture like that up... but I'm glad you did. Thank you.

Martha said...

Wonderful Fingerprint Friday...loved the rememberance as is also my mom's birthday a day of celebration too. Loved your Fingerprint Friday!

Brenda said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. How true the words are in it! Have faith and He will get you through it all! I suddenly remembered what today was this morning and I immediatly looked at the time (8:30am). Then I said a prayer. I will never forget were I was 8 years ago when that tragedy happened.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Malicious Intent said...

Just seeing that photos puts a lump in your throat...much less her words.

No, never forget.

Rebekah said...

When I think about all the heroes who gave of themselves that day, some to the point of giving their lives, I am reminded of my Savior, who gave everything He had.

PamperingBeki said...

This is so moving. Really amazing.