Sunday, September 11, 2011

Falling On My Knees

I'll be honest I felt a little obligated to post today. So many of my blogger friends are posting today. Where they were. What they were doing. Really touching. But I didn't want to blog just to blog. I really wanted to sincerely mean it. Just like I do every other time. So I had decided I wasn't going to blog today...well God really moved on my heart and so here I am.

10 years ago I was 14. No one I knew was hurt in any of the attacks that day. My brother was in the army at that time and was deployed soon after. But he's home. Safe. He owns a successful business and has a beautiful family. So I wasn't really affected in the way those who were directly impacted were. Life just kind of kept going. I saw the movies, I tear up every year and have been just as frustrated as every other American with this war. I've prayed for our soldiers. I pray often for them and their families. I pray for our country and it's leaders. But I stand on the outside of it all, looking in, and knowing this life isn't really what I'm living for. There will always be a battle to fight. A war that needs winning. But what's it all about? What's actually real? Please don't get me wrong. I absolutely do not want to belittle anything about what happened on 9/11/2001 or anything that's happened since. All I mean is that none of that changes the truth. And the truth is I have to fall on my knees everyday. I have to surrender to Him everyday and offer all that I am and all that I have. In His presence I find hope, I find joy and peace. I'm so thankful that nothing and no one can change that. If, unlike me, you were impacted in a really big way that day, and if you're struggling, would you fall on your knees and give it to Him. He can comfort you like no one else. Even though war rages all around us, He has made peace for us on heaven and earth.

Colossians 1 NASB
13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. 

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