I was headed to Lubbock to visit our office like I did every other Tuesday and left early so I could get there by 8 am. As soon as I drove up to the office I got a phone call from my wife saying the one of the World Trade Center Towers had been hit by a plane and for me to head home. If you're old enough to remember the astonishing images of the 9/11 attacks, you undoubtedly remember where you were and the people you talked to in the aftermath while trying to make sense of such an unexpected and tragic catastrophe.
The first question anyone asks in a time like this is “Why did this happen?” If we believe God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble during tragic events such as 9/11 then we must believe He is the same when times are good also, because He is faithful and constant.
Even after 20 years, let us remember these facts: the world can change in a moment, we are all mortal, and what we don’t know can change everything. This fallen world is not our home. As a result, we must trust Jesus even more today, trusting his leadership, redemption, and care until the day he leads us home.
God was our refuge and strength then; he remains so today.
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