9/11 Thoughts – September 13, 2019

1240006_10151820110996543_1944604707_nI’m writing this blog on 9/11.  I had planned to pen something thoughtful about “Theodicy” (why a Good God permits evil), but I can’t get this viral 9/10 piece out of mind.  Perhaps you saw it:

On this day, 18 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

The sentiment is great!  As a husband, father, and a (very recent) grandfather I need to be vigilant about loving my family.  But as a believer in Christ, as a witness for Him (Acts 1:8 – thanks to Levi for bringing that out so powerfully this past Sunday), I need to use this 9/11 reminder to wake up to the truth that anytime I talk to anyone could be the last time I talk to him or her.  You and I need to ask ourselves: “Am I really living as a light in this dark world? Am I intentionally using my words and ‘making the most of {my} time, because the days are evil’* and short?”

Thoughtfully,

Pastor Scott

*Ephesians 5:18

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