Thursday, September 11, 2008

iTrain30

Reading for Day 11
September 11

Eph. 2:1-10
Psalm 10:1-15
Prov. 3:7-8

It is September 11. This is a day that we are reminded that we live in a world of evil. Psalm 10 talks about the burden of evil that every generation since the fall has had to deal with. We are no exception. This Psalm begins with "Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble?" When evil prevails we struggle. And then in verse 14 the writer takes a turn in his thoughts. He remembers that in fact God has seen and is active against evil. "But You have seen, for You, observe trouble and grief, To repay it by Your hand." God is not aloof and uninterested. He does see and observes trouble and grief and He cares.

Watching the coverage of the memorial ceremonies today, the camera picked up a mother hugging her son who would have been in his early teens. This boy lost a loved one when he was very young. Today as he remembered, the tears would not stop flowing as he held on to his mother and wiped the tears that would not stop. God saw that also. I am not certain, but assume that this boy most likely lost his father. This Psalm goes on to declare that God is a helper of the fatherless. Today God is watching and today, God is the helper we need. I thank God that He has limited the onslaught of evil since September 11, 2001. There have not been other September 11 days for our nation. This is evidence of the goodness of God to hold back evil. I pray for our President, the Vice-President, Cabinet, our military and other leaders of our nation. They carry bigger burdens for us than we often call to mind. Thank God for his blessing America.

Reading for Day 12

September 12

Eph. 2:11-22
Psalm 10:16-18
Prov. 3:9-10

9 comments:

amay said...

Well said! Thank you.

Kathy said...

Listening.

Anonymous said...

reading, listening & waiting. David

Malorie said...

Praying for our military, their families, the loved ones of the fallen and our country and its leaders. May God bless us all.

LauraD said...

It is a hard day. God bless America.

Walz Fam said...

read day 12,
miles

Malorie said...

Reading Prov. 3:9-10, I am reminded how important it is to tithe. When I was a single mom, I used to be so afraid if I tithed, I wouldn't be able to make ends meet. God is always faithful and in those times when money was tight, He seemed to bless me more just because I stepped out on faith. What a beautiful reminder of his goodness to me.

Anonymous said...

Sept 11 is hard at school. Many of the students were only 7 years of age and don't remember much. God is our protector even when it doesn't seem like it. We just trust in him. Even in the little? things. My daughter purse was stolen last night at McDonald's, but praise God it was found in the grass outside the building with only $25.00 taken. Thank you Lord. Julie

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