Though I was not in New York, Washington, or anywhere near the places attacked on September 11, I felt the pain of the impact on America.
Disaster was recorded on news channels and radio stations around the world, and on the internet. Fear pierced the hearts of many and concern over the lack of protection grew to paramount proportions.
The United States was forced to call upon God, whom they had left for knowledge, technology, wealth, fame, and notoriety. In this time of utter disaster, the people turned to the only refuge they knew could withstand war, death, disaster, and calamity. America turned to the only One who could deliver them from the hands of their enemy, God. Prayers went up around the world. At this time, school officials initiated prayer. It didn’t matter who started it, America was in crisis. Let everybody pray.
After the shock wore off, and the media stopped reporting the death counts, the mass prayers stopped. When it seemed no other attacks were planned, people stood up from their bowed positions and carried on. When the dust settled at the bottom of the rubble of the twin towers, people lifted their heads and moved on, believing the need for prayer had passed. So, they stopped.
But people of God, the Bible tells us to always pray. So, let us get on our post. Though the United States doesn’t see imminent danger, there is a spiritual battle waging always. The enemy will not stop fighting until God confines him to hell, therefore, we can’t stop praying until we are called to heaven. Now is the time for prayer. We’ve gotten lax. We’ve allowed too much. Our faith and our walk is watered down. We want to be accepted so badly, we hide our gifts and talents. The world will only accept those of its own kind.
Now is not the time to faint! Now is the time for battle! Pick up your weapons! Put on your battle gear!
There’s a war going on. God has already proclaimed victory, but we must fight. Our children are dying physically and spiritually. Fight! Sisters and brothers are at odds with each other. Fight! Pastors are accused of heinous acts against others. Fight! There are more and more unmarried, pregnant teens. Fight! Saints . . . . . People of God, we must fight, lest we forget Sodom and Gomorrah, the children of Israel, and 9/11.