9-11 In Remembrance
There was one particular day in my life-time when it felt as though the world stood still, almost as though it stopped turning on it’s axis.
The date was September 11th 2001. This date will be indelible on the world’s calendars from that day forward!
Just as the workforce went about their daily duties in their offices in the Twin Towers, so was I, and my colleagues, in our offices in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I remember as though it were yesterday, sitting at my desk drafting a very urgent proposal to a client. The phone rang and I sighed, interrupted I answered, to hear my husbands voice, serious and relating what he was witnessing on the TV screen from our home.
Feeling a little awe struck I related the tragedy to a few staff members and the news spread fast. It was a time when I was floundering for words and I could only hear comments by others of disbelief!
Needless to say, the urgent proposal was not so urgent after all and my client acknowledged.
The media reports portrayed the sentiments and feelings of the public, dismay, for weeks on end and continue to ten years later. When this date comes around each year the same vibe permeates from people all around the globe. The emotions of people on that day and this (Sept 11th 2011) are profound!
Is time a healer? I don’t have the answer to that age old question because I was not a victim, experiencing the loss of a loved one on that fateful day.
I trust my small contribution to those who sorrow, is comforting to their souls!
The 23rd Psalm
The LORD is my shepherd I shall not want,
He maketh me lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul, he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake.
Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shaddow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thous annointestmy head with oil, my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
King James Version
To those who mourn I trust these few biblical verses sighted were soothing to your souls.
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