On this particularly difficult day in America, I’d like for us to take a moment and pray for those who were directly affected by the 9/11 terror attacks twelve years ago.
Pray for their hearts, wounded and salted by this anniversary.
Pray for their courage as they seek a nearly unreachable forgiveness.
Pray for their kids whose questions grow more difficult each day.
Pray for their parents who may have only known the love of one child.
Pray for their hands, that they allow others to reach for them in grace.
Pray for their souls, that they would be open to receiving the love of God in their lives.
Pray for their souls some more, that they would be able to discern the works of Jesus versus the works of man.
Pray for their souls yet some more, that they would hear the voice of God calling out to them in their pain.
Pray for their souls continually, that they will soon enter into a Place where their tears will be wiped away, and their pain will be felt no more.
And rejoice. When a soul is found by God through pain, who turns mourning into joy.
And that, my friends, is the ultimate victory through tragedy.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” – Genesis 50:20 (Joseph to his brothers who beat, and betrayed him)