- Ground Zero Cross
Romans 8 : 28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
The 10th anniversary of the terrible destruction to the Trade Center’s Twin Towers calls for A Cause to Pause.
The majority of people living in our Patriotic Nation remembered what they were doing or exactly where they were when the terrorist’s attack happened on September 11th, 2001.
What fear and dread must have been running through the hearts and minds of those related to people who worked in the building and what devastation must have overcome numerous people in the midst of the chaos, confusion and calamity.
No American raised with the knowledge that the Giver of Life gave us the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, would have wished this on their worst enemy.
Neighbors, Friends, Friends of Friends, Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Daughters, Daughter-in-laws, Sons, Sons-in-laws, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Kin; once or twice removed; all were affected by the planes’ demolition.”
“And We Know That In All Things. God Works. For The Good Of Those Who Love Him, Who Have Been Called According To His Purpose.”
This was cause for many bystanders, if you will, to pause and pray for the loved ones of the victims and the loved ones of the hero’s who died at that time or in the hours afterward . Many church pews once half filled and some all but empty, began filling, and in some churches it was the first time in a very long time for A Cause to Pause.
This past September 11, 2011, memorial services all across this land from ‘sea to shining sea’ were held in homes, communities, and churches. Inevitably, the media of television, cable, internet and radio realized by broadcasting some of these solemn events, they too, had A Cause to Pause.
A Cause To Pause came in my community. God was indeed one of those who paused at the cause of the grief in the hearts of millions of men women and children. An unexplainable rumbling coming from the stormy clouds pealed for hours and hours. Never before have I heard such a wonder. I’m sure the Lord was grieved, because the grief of millions of hearts touched His Holy heart.
- Wadsworth, OH 9-11 Memorial Service
A friend of mine said it rained until the memorial service began in the center of Wadsworth, Ohio on September 11, 2011. When the service was over, it began to rain again.
Later that evening, I thought about the song we sang during the morning service in the church I attend, which is also in Wadsworth, OH . As the congregation sang, “There Shall Be Showers of Blessings”, it began to rain. One of the lines of verses is, ‘Mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead.’
Heavenly Father, would you rain down on us showers of your blessings. Showers of a Holy Spirit Revival. Showers causing men, women and children to pause and turn from sin, back to you. Give us showers that transform men, women and children into your image. In Jesus Name, Amen.