Do you remember that moment in time when you first heard the news of what was taking place in New York City on September 11, 2001? You likely remember it with great clarity, as do we.
We remember the fear, the concern, the deep sadness, anguish, and pain. And we remember the strong sense of unity that swiftly swept the nation as the terror continued to unfold before our eyes. September 11th is a day none of us will ever forget.
Our God will never forget, either. He is with us now, just as surely as he was with us then. Throughout history, God continuously affirms his presence and his compassion.
And when God remembers… He acts.
Consider Noah: But God remembered Noah and all the wild and tame animals with him in the boat. He made a wind blow over the earth, and the water went down. – Genesis 8:1
Consider Rachel: Then God remembered Rachel's plight and answered her prayers by enabling her to have children. – Genesis 30:20
Consider Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. – Exodus 2:24
And now consider this: He remembered us in our low estate; His love endures forever. – Psalm 136:23
When God remembers, He acts. As we remember the day that terror struck here in America, let us also act. Let us reach out in love and compassion to our fellow Americans with even a small act of kindness. Take a moment to consider what God has done in your life...and then decide how you will turn that remembrance into action.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. – John 13:35