Friday, September 11, 2009

Forever Changed



















"Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God's emissaries for keeping order. It is God's will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you are a danger to society. Exercise your freedom by serving GOD, not breaking the rules. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere GOD. Respect the government." 1 Peter 2:12-17 (The Message)

Today, I pause to remember the families who were affected by the tragedy of 9/11 and are forever changed. May GOD continue to heal and restore the hearts of those who lost love ones. May HE continue to heal and restore our nation.

Forever Changed,

Andrea

*The graphic art I used was designed by Edie @ Rich Gifts. Thank you, Edie.

22 comments:

SmilingSally said...

I remember.

blushing rose said...

Never to forget. We have an in-law in the buildings that collapsed, her tales of horror are deafening. Another in-law was in the air, his plane was landed within seconds in the middle of the USA. We had a friend that was sitting at a desk where the Pentagon was hit directly, who was severely burned & seen on TV running out of that hole ... God bless them all. Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

RCUBEs said...

I just commented on another site, we are forever scarred. But we must keep our trust in the Lord and that He is in control, no matter what. May the Lord comfort these loved ones left behind and protect all who serve this great nation. Blessings to you sister. Have a great weekend. Remembering you in my prayers today. Love you in Christ.

Charlotte said...

Thankfully, scripture strengthens us when we grieve or face difficulty, For by spending time processing what our Heavenly Father says,that we are reminded how much he loves us and can handle whatever challenge comes our way.


Charlotte

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thanks, Andrea, for reminding us to remember.
If you have time, please stop over to my blog where you won a prize.
Jen
Audience of ONE

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Amen... Great post.
Thank you for posting my Please Pray for Jed button here. Thank you!!! Thank you!!! And, thank you even more for the prayers!!

Andrea said...

Such a somber presence filled my home this morning as I watched parts of the memorials.

Truly, our heavenly Father would have us remember and continue to pray for our country and those who must daily live with personal loss and grief.

Thank you for sharing...and for compassionate writing.

Blessings,

Andrea

Laurie said...

I remember... I pause... I pray. Thank you for your post! Love you and pray all of you are well, Laurie

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

What a great day to remember what happened that fateful day 8 years ago by keeping God close to our hearts and lifting prayers to the heavenly throne room today.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

penguinsandladybugs said...

I do remember. It is so much a part of me now!

Karen said...

Amen...forever changed....

sarah said...

yes we are forever changed. Nothing taken for granted.

Jo said...

Indeed! Nice prayer and well said.

Thank you for the reminder.

Also, I appreciate you coming by my blog and keeping my family in your prayers--it is deeply felt and appreciated.

Peace, love and happiness,
~Jo
"Diary Of A Sad Housewife"

Crown of Beauty said...

As we remember 9 11 let us look up in hope for our redemption draws near.

I have dedicated my Sept 11 post to all my American friends.

Lora said...

Amen Andrea. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings to you!

chili pepper said...

Indeed as individuals, families, churches and nations we are forever changed. But isn't it interesting to see how it has affected those with the everlasting hope versus those still hopeless without our Lord?

Hope said...

Hello,

I like your beach background...so refreshing!

We have so much to thank God for!

♥Hope

Mimmy said...

Thank you for your reminder. We have so much in this country for which to be thankful and I sometimes feel that 9/11 was a wakeup call. We in this country often take much for granted and fail to remember that we are not infallible. I truly appreciate your blog and the insight you share.

God Bless,
Mimmy

christy rose said...

Remembering with you!

Girl in a Glass House said...

The Message often makes the Word so relevant and current that you stand up and take notice of scripture in a whole new way...thanks for the post reminder of our responsibility as Christians to our nation

Saleslady371 said...

My heart goes out to the families.

koralee said...

The world is forever changed..praying for those families that are filled with sorrow.