God, we remember that day eighteen years ago as if it just happened.
We remember the moment we first heard the news.
We remember the images blazing across our TV screen and hearts.
We remember those we lost.
We remember the heroes.
Today, we remember all of this too:
You are in control no matter what happens.
Coming together makes us better.
Evil never wins in the end.
From what looks like utter destruction, hope can rise again.
So we pause. We pray. We believe.
We look to the past to honor what’s come before.
We live now with a strength we didn’t know we had until we needed it.
We face the future with faith that You are still good.
Yes, God, we remember.
And may we never forget.
This post was originally written by Holley Gerth in 2015.
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