This week most Americans will take time to remember the horrific tragedy of 9-11. As most of you can, I too can remember where I was when I heard the news. I was driving my youngest daughter to her elementary school. Rick and Bubba were on the radio and brought me the news.
You could easily argue that things have never been the same since.
The same is true of the Christian church in general. Weeks after that event churches were packed. Some believed that the wave might continue and we’d see a resurgence in the faith. But one who’d believe that must not have known or ancestors the Israelites very well.
‘But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed.
I wonder how many people that were in church on the Sundays following 9-11 will be in church this Sunday on 9-11?
I hope a lot but I also know our ancestors.
I hope you’ll be a trend setter and start a new trend this 9-11 by being present in worship as we worship God together. He’s the same one you prayed to the weeks following 9-11 and He’s still on the throne today and this Sunday and all the Sundays that follow.
Invite someone to church this Sunday and reverse the trend – “They have turned aside and departed”.
See you Sunday as we remember all those whose lives were forever changed that day.