9/11/2001 – 12 years ago.
Shocked and afraid. All we could think to do was pray. We did. And He heard.
I’m not so shocked.
Afraid? If I let myself – I am much afraid. I am told that not less than 365 times ABBA said do not be afraid. Surely He means it. So for a few moments I have been reviewing some of those ‘fear not’ Scriptures.
Do you recall the story of Joseph? Sold into slavery by his brothers; redeemed by the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; elevated to second in command of all Egypt. And then his brothers went looking for bread. They found more than bread; they found grace. They found a ‘fear not’. How? Why? Look for yourselves. See Joseph choosing to be NOT in the place of GOD.
18 and his brothers too came, prostrated themselves before him and said, “Here, we are your slaves.”
19 But Yosef said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Am I in the place of God?
20 You meant to do me harm, but God meant it for good — so that it would come about as it is today, with many people’s lives being saved.
Let all the men, women and children of this world individually choose as Joseph did to be NOT their own GOD and surrender to the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and YESHUA; with that our reasons for fear would all but disappear.
No more 911s.
No more chemical weapons
No more slaughter of men, women and children.
But alas that is not our world, is it? In this present world there is slaughter and mass destruction – somewhere every day.
So how will you heed ABBA’s command to ‘fear not’?
Choose to be not our own GOD and surrender to the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and our Messiah Jesus the Christ.
On this anniversary of such an evil happening when those following after Satan brought death and destruction to our shores; You, ABBA, gave grace and mercy and life even in the midst of it all. We trust You to continue to bring good to Your people in the midst of this present evil. We pray now for the disarming of Syria and her allies. We pray for peace in the Middle East. We pray for peace in America. We pray for peace in the hearts of men, women and children and we pray for holy soldiers to carry the message of salvation in CHRIST alone to any who will choose to hear.