Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

What I remember most about this day 10 years ago is the silence.

I was working at a university and had grown accustomed to the continual whine of little planes as the aviation students practiced take-offs and landings.

After the towers were hit, all air traffic in the nation was grounded. The silence was eerie, and it extended beyond the skies. A strange silence settled over all of us.

We were a nation in shock and mourning.

And we became a nation of prayer. Our church was packed that evening and again on Sunday.

Slowly, things returned to normal, or at least a new normal. The noise returned, church attendance fell, and life went on.

We will never forget, but we have recovered.

Still, I can't help but wonder what this country would be like if today we continued to pray for our nation and each other like we did on September 11, 2011.

Pray for all those who lost their lives or lost a loved one in the 9/11 tragedy. And pray that we never forget how strong we can be when we come together in prayer.

© Trippin' Mama 2011

1 comment:

Victoria said...

interesting point;prayer is a powerful thing for sure :)