Monday, May 2, 2011
Relief and Apprehension
With haste, we switched to a network station. They were all carrying the story at this point and watched for hours the replay of this incredible turn of events. How was it possible after all these years?
I admit to mixed feelings. I am thankful this man and a few of his associates are no longer able to hatch plans to hurt our country. But I am also a little apprehensive about the possibility of reprisals. I can only pray that the good Lord will bless and protect this country. I am aware that our society has to some degree gone astray in sin, but I am just as equally aware that many good men and women live lives of service to others and try to the best of their abilities to honor Him.
For those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our nation, beginning with those who fought back on Flight 93 to the present day, all I can say is I am deeply humbled by their willingness to give their lives so that we might have an opportunity to make a better future for our children.
Please pray for our safety, but also we must try our best to live our lives in such a way that we are worthy of the Lord's protection. We must be vigilant - watchful of our enemies, but also careful in how we live. In this way, we honor the fallen. By this, their sacrifice is not in vain.