We all have it etched into our mind that in a time of emergency we call 911.
It means that there is a need.
It means that help will be on the way.
In 2001, a terrorist attack traumatized our nation. Before then, terrorism was imminent. However, we had no idea how that day would forever be marked as a tragedy. As the twin towers burned and disintegrated, Christians all over the world earnestly prayed. That following weekend almost every Church in the country was packed. We gathered to call out to God.
Today, terrorism still occurs. The enemy is real. If we are wise we will remember a pivotal lesson of that day. When calamity strikes, seek the Lord while He may be found.
On 9/11 I hope you will take the time to read Psalm 91 and discover the promise of a God who will be your refuge.
Psalm 91:1-16 (NASB)
1He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” 3For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. 4He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. 5You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; 6Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. 7A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. 8You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked. 9For you have made the LORD, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place. 10No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. 11For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. 12They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone. 13You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down. 14“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. 15“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. 16“With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.”