Never Forget

September 11, 2001

A day that will always live in infamy.

A day that America was attacked.

I remember where I was that day. We were on the way to school when the breaking news came across the radio. We were passing through the intersection of Galley and Academy in Colorado Springs. It’s crazy how vivid that memory is. I remember pulling weeds as we were getting ready for a conference at church and a teacher had pulled his vehicle up so that we could listen to the news on the radio.

Every 9/11, I think of that day. Where I was and how I felt as a young teenager. I was sad for all the families who lost loved ones that day. I was mad that my country had been attacked. I was proud to be an American. Those feelings haven’t changed as I’ve grown older. I love my country!

Here is a poem written by a friend that I would like to share with you today.

Never Forget

It’s September 11th, a bright, sunny day

But in a few short hours it will turn a dusty grey

In New York City, where never a moment is dull

People start their busy workdays as usual

A wife hastens as her husbands coffee she pours

Then dad quickly kisses the kids and runs out the door

People are everywhere, they’re flooding the streets

The subways are full, there’s not one empty seat

But no one is prepared for the events that will unfold before their eyes

For they will watch as a part of this great nation dies

America will stop and everyone will stare

At the empty space where two towers are no longer standing there

Our great country is under a fatal attack

And many will lose their lives trying to fight back

Brave men and women will be lost to this act of terrorism

And families will suffer in the darkness of pains prison 

Sirens and horns throughout the city blare

Scared and confused people run away from the chaos

Fire trucks and ambulances appear from everywhere 

But for many it’s too late and their lives they have lost

People call their loved ones to say their goodbyes

And through it all they beg each other not to cry

Husband and wife repeat the words,  “I love you”

And he says through the tears, “Tell the kids daddy loves them too” 

She clutches the phone tightly to her ear, breathing in his every word

But soon the line goes dead, and on the other end nothing but static is heard.

She drops the phone and falls to her knees

And through heavy sobs she begs God and pleads 

At this moment there are thousands of questions but not one answer

Fear and pandemonium spread through our hearts like a cancer

Lady Liberty hangs her head and cries

At the scene of flames and smoke rolling towards the skies

In only a few short hours a whole nation is brought to its knees 

And for the loss of so many innocent people, America grieves.

Tears are shed, and families torn apart 

America helplessly watches in disbelief and with aching heart

But the haunting question is, “Will we survive?…

Will this be the end of the stars and stripes?”

We are answered by three firemen standing atop a mount of debris

They are hoisting up our flag and it waves proudly!

This place they call Ground Zero

Will forever be a grave to many a brave hero

Let us never forget that tragic day when our America looked death right in the face

And realized we could only pull thru by His grace.

So I bow in thanks to those who laid down their lives

Fighting for my freedoms and my rights

And to those who still fight for those same freedoms today

I owe to you a debt I could never repay.

-Cherish Miller

Never Forget

I will never forget this day, seventeen years ago. 9/11 became more than just a date in time, it became an event in history. America was attacked by terrorists and many innocent lives were lost. One of the greatest tragedies ever to happen on American soil!

I remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news of the planes being hijacked and crashing into the towers, the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvanian field. I remember opening assembly at school where we took extra time to pray for our country, our President, and those involved in these attacks.

As we remember these events from this day, let us take a moment today to reflect on that day and the lives that were lost. Let us take a moment and pray and thank God that we have the opportunity to live in America, and let’s pray for revival in our country once again.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14

What Is Wrong With America?

What Is Wrong With America?I asked this question in Children’s Church this past Sunday and the first answer given was all the killing! I was a little taken back by that answer but as I thought about it, that kid was partially right. There is a lot of killing and violence in our land. There is always some new story of some horrific tragedy that has happened somewhere in America. All the killing and all the violence isn’t what is wrong with America, but it is a result of what is wrong. Immorality was something that came to my mind when I was thinking about what was wrong with our great land. There are no morals when it comes to the family. Everything goes, at least that is the agenda the world is pushing. Be whoever you want to be and do whatever you want to do is the message the world is preaching. But just like the reason before, immorality is only a result of what is actually wrong with America.I love America! I love that I was born here in this great land. I love all the freedoms I get to enjoy because I am an American. The freedom of speech. The freedom of religion. The right to bear arms. I can go on and on about the freedoms we enjoy here in this great land. But my heart breaks for our country as I see the way it is going. I am saddened by the direction we as a nation are choosing to go. What is wrong with America?

  1. The Removal of God – God has been removed from the schools. God has been removed from the courthouses. God has been removed from the homes. God has been removed from the churches. Everywhere God was, the world has done their best to remove Him. The world promotes for you to be your own god, to lead and guide your own life and do what you want. You are in charge because you are a god, that is the world’s message. Because God has been removed, we are losing His blessing on our nation! It is up to us as Christians, to do our part and turn from our own wicked ways and pray for His healing on our land! “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14
    The Refusal to do Good – Once we have taken God out of everything, we start to lose the the want and desire to do good. Man is a sinful being by way of nature, we have to decide and want to do good. Yet we now in this day and age, that more and more people are refusing to do good. We know the world refuses to do good but you are starting to see it more and more in churches and in Christians. We are letting our standards slip. We are becoming more like the world and less like God. And this is all happening because there is something inside of us telling us that it is ok if we do what we want, talk how we want and go where we want. We aren’t letting God control our lives anymore. We are controlling our lives and in doing so we are refusing to do good. Don’t refuse to do good, to do that which is right! Stand for right! Stand for righteous living! It is what our homes and our churches and our cities and our states and our nation needs! We need Christians who refuse to do wrong and live a godly, righteous life! We need Christians to be a light in this dark world and you cannot do that if you refuse to do good!

So yes, all the killing is what is wrong with America….but that comes from the REMOVAL OF GOD and the REFUSAL TO DO GOOD! Subscribe to our email to get updated any time a new blog is posted! Also for a limited time, receive a coupon code for the “Buy Counted Faithful” store!Shop our store for great products!!