THIS day

Today is September 11. Do you remember? If you don’t, just hop on Facebook. All your friends will remind you. I remember, but I don’t want to dwell. Maybe it’s good maybe it’s bad, but I don’t want to spend the day in gloom because of the past. I still remember…. and it still hurts…. and we will ALWAYS remember. But we are moving on. God still has a plan that never was marred by wicked men on the 11th of September 2001! I look forward even as the ‘memory’ of the day draws my mind back. Yes, I remember where I was when I heard the horrible news. Yes, I remember how I felt at that time. Yes, there was fear, anxiety, uncertainty and sorrow.

But I don’t want to live there again. Not even for a day. I can’t see what tomorrow holds or even the next few hours of today. All of those emotions could rule my life if I choose to let them. I won’t!

I must look forward with hope for the future. And I don’t need to worry or fear what it is. I know Who holds it, and I know He is good!

So while yes, this is a day to REMEMBER, don’t get stuck in the memory. Be SO thankful for the military men and women giving up their time, their families and their lives so that we can live in comparative security. Be thankful that we had a president who had the courage to do the hard thing and fight for our country. Be thankful that 9 years later we have still had no more attacks like that. And look to the future with optimism. Don’t get dragged down by the coverage of this day, and those who would try to add more terror and drama to our current lives. Don’t listen to them!

Turn the T.V. off, hug the ones you love, and enjoy THIS day! Because THIS is the day the Lord has made!! Rejoice and be glad in it!

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