Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Day That Saved Lives

It really has been seven years since September 11, 2001. What a terrifying day for our nation. A day that began all the security regulations in the airport. A day that caused men to fall to their knees. A day that started a war. A day that snatched the life out of thousands of our fellow citizens. And, a day that saved lives.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love God; who are called according to His purpose.

We cannot understand the nature of our God. He is just so above us. There is no comprehending all the facets of His nature. And, when we look at September 11 we cannot see how the death of thousands -- thousands that we suddenly begin to love...because they (as our fellow country-men) aren't there anymore -- can be worked together for our good. How can the sin of terrorists be used to bless the people of God? It is not within our power to see or even begin to comprehend how these things can be for our good.

And therein lies the difference (one of them) between us and our King. We cannot think outside of the immediate circumstance...He cannot keep His thoughts within the immediate circumstance.

My ways are so much higher than your ways; My thoughts than your thoughts.

September 11 was a terrible day for our nation. But the Lord has used that day to draw many of His saints closer to Himself and to save some who were perishing. Even as thousands were snatched from our "kingdom" on that day, many, many souls have been brought into the Kingdom of Light by that day!

This world is a world of uncertainty: a world that has no peace. And these days -- campaigning, election days -- are particularly not peaceful. But we know, we know! that our King is the King of all the nations. That He sits on His throne over all creation. And we know that on the sunshiny days and on the days when thousands of our brothers and sisters are killed He is over all. He does cause all things to work together for our good. And even when we sin -- when we (individually or as a nation) stray far from His commands -- He works it all for our good and He will be glorified. He will snatch for Himself glory even in the midst of our darkest midnight.

He is faithful to all His promises. He keeps watch over His godly ones. He is the King of all the nations! We are a blessed people, indeed.

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!

For the Kingdom,


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