The Lord is … of tender mercy. – James 5:2
Most Americans on this day remember where they were on this day when they got the news or saw live on TV the twin towers go down or the Pentagon attacked, much like the day Kennedy was shot. There was much suffering that day, but I also remember how friends reached out to friends to be with each other, and how new long-lasting friendships were made. I forgot who said it. But whoever did said in times of great suffering look to the good. Another way to say it is, “look not at the pain and sorrow, how great so ever, but look from them, look off them, look beyond them to God and how he works through us to do good.”
September 11, 2011 was a day of much sorrow, but also a day of courage and the doing of good and heroic acts. Not just that day, but every day God leads us in the right way, if we keep our heart and mind set on him, whatever befalls us. The belief in God’s love and hope in his mercy, when we are at our lowest ebb, will keep our heads above the billows.