Gathering Together

                    WHERE WAS GOD?


Where was God on 9/11/2001? There are those who say the attack on the United States was the result of God’s judgment and anger against United States of America. I do not agree. Did you know that the number of people working in the Twin Towers daily numbered fifty thousand? Were you aware that the number of daily visitors numbered one-hundred forty thousand? Did you know that approximately twenty-four thousand people worked in the Pentagon, with twenty-six hundred working very close to the area of impact?

Were you aware that the place of impact at the Pentagon was under construction; therefore the number of employees working in the area was small?

I asked the question. WHERE WAS GOD?  I’ll share with you where I believe God was.

I believe God sent His angels to hold up the Twin Towers long enough for tens of thousands of employees and visitors to escape. I believe God had something to do with place of impact by the plane that flew into the Pentagon.

The terrorists intended to murder tens of thousands of our fellow Americans. They planned to fly Flight 93 into our U.S. Capitol building; but 40 passengers on Flight 93 joined together in prayer and planned the storming of the cockpit. Their actions prevented the death and destruction of the day being continued. They made their lives count for something bigger than any one of them would have ever envisioned or planned for. The hundreds and thousands of stories that day of heroism, rescue and sacrifice of life, tells us where God was.

The terrorists hoped to murder tens of thousands. The total loss of life between the Towers, the Pentagon, the Airplanes themselves, the first-responders and those who died in an open field at Shanksville, Pa. comes to approximately three thousand. My prayer is they all knew the Lord or made peace with Him and graduated to heaven.

There are those who blame God for judging America. I say to you that God was merciful; God answered the prayers flying from our lips as we watched the attack. I say to you the God who never violates anyone’s free will, (even the terrorists), put into place what was needed for the least loss of life possible.

If America is in trouble, and I believe it is. It is not because of our politicians. It is not because of the unbelievers. I believe it rests at the feet of those of us who claim to believe in and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. 2nd Chronicles 7:14 says it clearly. “If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.” NIV

Fellow Christians, it rests with us what happens to America. Stop looking to our government to provide everything. Stop looking to our politicians to make things right. If we do what we are called to do, then God will make things right.

Where was God on Sept. 11th, 2001? Right in the middle of the explosions, the fire, the death, the fear, the rescues, the sacrifices of life made by our fellow Americans for the love of their countrymen.

AND, God? Where is He? He is here for us too when we are faced with life’s challenges.

We can trust Him..


By Jo Walker