By A. B.
When I got up in the morning of the 9/11 attacks, the first thing I saw when I turned on my TV was a plane flying straight into a building. I told my mother how unusual it was for the TV stations to play movies in the morning. That was no movie.
I then saw the second plane hit into the building, as the newscaster was describing what had happened what was happening, he screamed, almost crying out in horror when the second plane hit. The anguish in his voice was incredible, and just like the rest of the world, he was scared.
As an unsaved person at the time of those attacks, one thing dawned on me, that is: We are no longer safe. We no longer have the assurance of our safety, when we catch a bus, when we catch a train, when we catch a… plane.
Being in Australia, the thought on everyone’s mind since 9/11 is: We’re next. Some of us go about our daily lives, without giving much thought. Others, they notice there is no more bins at train stations, they notice the extra security everywhere they go, they notice that fear has crept into our society.
Five years on, the impact of 9/11 is still here, the world was forever changed by those events. With the majority of the world unsaved, people are living in fear; they have no assurance of what will happen to them, or where they’ll go when they die.
Some of them, and maybe even some of us, may ask “Why did God do this to us?” There is no way of knowing for sure why God allowed 9/11, but we do know this, church attendance increased dramatically. God sometimes brings tragedy in our life to draw us closer to Him.
Death is a hard thing to deal with, and since 9/11 we have seen more death, the terrorist attacks in England, the Israel-Hezbollah war. We must never forget however, that God is always in control. That nothing happens in this world without God deciding on it.
In this sin filled world, with war after war, terrorist attack one after the other, let us remember, what God has said to us: “…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5.)