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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Who has forgotton 9-11?





Who has forgotten this fateful day in 2001 - nine years ago?

'MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL'

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 in 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 , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan .
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 knew 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?

Sept. 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



Thought for the day -

Sandie
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?' - Sydney J. Harris

18 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

A great tribute.....

FishHawk said...

VERY WELL DONE!

Jane said...

This is beautiful.

Jane

Mevely317 said...

AWESOME!!!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Beautiful photo!!! Beautiful thoughts. Shortly after the attacks, our local Christian radio station used to play that...and I wept every time. I still weep today.

Blessings to you, sweet friend.

Love,
Patti

Doris Sturm said...

I'll never forget...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This brought me to tears.

Jojo said...

Sandi, That was beautiful and I loved the ending quote. Blessings.

Angela said...

I'll never forget it Sandie! Our World changed on that day forever!

Hugs,
Angela

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sandie Sweetie...
Such a beautiful post this morning. Yes you gave me God bumps. A beautiful tribute sweet friend and very well done.

I pray that you have a wonderful weekend. Do something fun and smile at someone you don't know. It could touch their life in so many ways.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Ann said...

Oh that song is a wonderful tribute. The pictures are stunning, the one with Pres. Bush and Mayor Guillani really touching. Thank you for sharing.
Ann

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is a beautiful tribute.
We all stand together,,, we will never forget.
love
tweedles

Susan said...

Of all the posts I've read on that dark day in history, yours was the one that made me cry the most. Susan

Jules said...

I love your thought for the day at the end!

This is truly an incredible tribute!!! I have seen that story several times in the past and love reading it everytime it comes my way. Thank you for sharing...

That corgi :) said...

beautiful tribute Sandie. That first Christmas Eve after 9-11, our pastor read that "Meet Me in the Stairwell" at the Christmas Eve services; I don't think there was a dry eye in the church......

I often think about the victims' last minutes, hoping Jesus was there with them bringing them home.....

betty

Chicken Wrangler said...

Great post today - well said.

Buttercup said...

I started crying in the morning and am still sniffling. My life is very much before September 11 and after September 11. I always think it won't be so heart rending and it just rips me up. So grateful for remembrance around the country and the world.

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