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Monday, September 12, 2011


Isn’t it wonderful that God gives us a new day each morning? The sun comes up. The breezes blow, and all that was is gone and a new “now” has begun.

Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of 911. I doubt there were many people who were not aware of that milestone. Many lives were lost. Many lives were forever altered. And yet, God gave us a new day today, the day after, just as He gave the followers of Jesus a new day after what seemed, at the time, to be the end of Christ’s ministry. But, it wasn’t. In the last two-thousand plus years, the ministry of Jesus Christ has grown to cover the world. All people may not believe in Jesus as the Messiah, but His name is remembered and His offer of salvation and abundant life is still fresh with each new dawn.

We all have our life altering moments, whether it is the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, or the loss of something or someone so important to our lives, it sucks the air out of us. But, when we are open, when we are willing, a new breath is breathed into our lungs and we are whole again, perhaps more complete than we had ever been.

“Now” is not something to be held tightly to. “Now” is to be walked through, like the sweet air we breathe. “Now” is just a gem on a long string that tethers us to God and leads us home. “Now” can never be captured. It is always changing. Learn to enjoy the thrill of waking to a new sunrise each day, a new “now,” an eternal dawn. Nine-eleven happened and should never be forgotten, lest we forget and allow such evil to strike again. But those who were lost will live on in the memory of those who loved them. If you want to truly be of help, research those who fell that day, learn all you can, and become a memory carrier for them, bearing witness to their life, just as you bear witness to the life of Jesus Christ. Not that the fallen are holy, but, they need to be remembered in the consciousness of man. Let us pray:

“Holy Father, creator of each new day and the very essence of each “now” - we bow before your name. May your kingdom of the eternal “now” be born in each of us, so that we may feel the passage of time and know we are moving in and through you. We lift up the names of all those who lived through that horrible day, ten years ago, and ask that you finally show them a new dawn. Seeking a fresh sunrise does not mean forgetting a fallen love, for we take them with us into each new light and they live again through us. Forgive us when we get stuck and can’t let go of disappointment, anger, or a betrayal. When we let go of the hate, we can embrace the light and take our loved ones with us into a brighter day. We pray to see the new dawn and embrace the new “now” this very day. In the name of Jesus Christ, your son, and the one who continues to live through us and we in Him. Amen”
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2011 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.

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