There was no Time on 9/11

When people went to work in the twin towers, they had no suspect that many of them would die. When people went to the airport so they could board planes, they had no suspect that many of them would die. When people went to the Pentagon as they would any other day, they had no suspect that they would die.

For all those people who met death on September 11, there was no time to prepare for them to step into eternity. It happened in an instant and they were gone from us. The heart of America was broken that day. The spirit of America was awakened that day.

As we observe the twenty-first remembrance of the attack on America by maniacal terrorists, we first honor those that died, suffered, showed their courage, and even later experienced health related consequences of the attack.

The untold lesson for those that we still miss remains in our thoughts. What lingers yet today is none of those people had time to prepare to step into eternity. How they lived their lives before, what a relationship they had with God before determined the destiny of their souls.

The enduring cliché is that there is no time like the present. That is especially true for us to prepare for what might happen in the next second. Our deceased fellow citizens of 9/11 surely must teach us that there is no time to prepare for eternity when faced with the crisis of Death’s claim on our lives. None of us can be so foolish as to think that we will have time to get right with God while on the deathbed or moments before the car crash occurs or the instant prior to a heart attack.

Getting right with God can only be the minute we are now living. Getting right with God cannot be postponed against for what might happen in the next minute.

Surely there are those today in the fires of hell who constantly ruminate the words, “If only.” Their regret that tortures mind and spirit was if only they would have gotten right with God at that moment of opportunity when it appeared.

The Bible says, “Today is the day of salvation.” That is not the day after today or a few days from now. It means to be wise enough that we are convinced for the need to be right with God. Who knows among the readers of this blog that will not see tomorrow’s light?

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