On this, the 11th anniversary of 9/11, CRN wishes to extend its prayers and thoughts to those whose family or friends were victims of this heinous crime. Though it has been over a decade since the towers fell and the planes crashed, Americans never will forget.
There are many reasons why the events of 9/11 should not be forgotten. Perhaps the most important among these is the reminder that this life truly is fleeting. No man can know how much time he will be granted to walk on this earth. The Lord God Almighty ordains each man’s steps, and the days of this life are few in the span of eternity. Let the anniversary of 9/11, then, stand as one more reminder for each and every Christian to be about God’s business, namely, that of sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with sinners.
Do not suppose that you will tell that friend tomorrow, or that you will wait until next month to share with your neighbor, for what if God ordains that tonight they step into eternity? Whether a man dies as a victim of a vicious act of terrorism, or is taken quietly in his sleep, all must stand before God in judgment, and each man will be lost who has not repented of his sins and trusted in Christ alone for salvation.
Today, amid the replay of burning buildings and billowing smoke—images that are seared forever into the minds of Americans—let us not forget that man’s only true hope rests in Christ. Let us share that hope with as many as God would place in our path, remembering the command of our Lord:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matt. 28:19–20