Greetings, Dear Ones!
In a few short hours, we will be memorializing the events which occurred on Tuesday, September 11,2001 which have forever changed our world, and our way of life.
Two short days before, I had just returned from a wonderful vacation only to have that wonderful feeling disappear with the occasioning of the events of that fateful day.
The Memorial which follows was written that very evening, and it was the cry of my heart.
When, in the blink of an eye
Death rained down from the sky.
Young men and women with no fear of your judgments
Willingly, gladly and with great glee
Gave up their lives to joyously destroy the myriad lives of the innocents.
We all gasped in shock when the first plane crashed
But then in another breath, we collectively grabbed our stomachs and groaned in deepest despair when Plane Number 2 swathed a hideous line of liquid death upon the heads of our beloved.
This was no mere accident, this, Father, was murder most foul, with total disregard for the lives of your children.
We have not always listened Lord, but now you have our full attention
And, so, Father, now that I'm listening, please tell me, where were You?
My child, you do well to ask the question
Father, where were You?
I was standing guard, ever watchful, ever vigilant
I was there, in each aircraft, in each tower, with the police, the fire service, the doctors, nurses, volunteers and with the many ordinary citizens ensuring that the sacrifice was not greater.
I was with each person who sacrificed his or her life to make sure that there was no more death than was bearable for you.
I am here, now, waiting, watching, ever “hopeful” that you, my child of “free will,” will see me as I AM, and know that I AM GOD!
I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.
I am here, with you, always, even when you turn away from me and exercising your “free will” and at those times reaping the whirlwind.
I am here, now, waiting for you to turn your eyes, your ears, your hearts and your will over to me, so that I may take you to my bosom to cover you with my everlasting and sheltering wings.
My child, I plead with you to call on Me
Now, today, every minute, every hour, every day, Always.
I know all, I see all
I feel your pain and your grief
I am the Balm in Gilead, and I can, and will, heal your grieving soul.
You may not realize it
But, this, my child is the beginning of the end and what I do not hinder, I allow
I beseech you, turn away, turn away from the things of the earth,
Call aloud, call long, call ME, ask ME to hasten MY return and know that you and you alone can put an end to all earthly suffering.
I am ready, I am willing, I am able
I will conquer all – I will crush the evil one underfoot
Be as the wise virgins, have your lamps trimmed, look toward the eastern sky
Make your hearts hold all earthly things as fleeting
Accept my sacrifice, and
Look for Me, and you will see Me, as I AM. **BJC**
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