On 9/11, Even Amid Horrific Tragedy, God’s Hand Was Present
Every September 11, Americans remember where they were when the nation suffered a history-altering terrorist attack.
With the 17th observation of 9/11 occurring tomorrow, the American Pastors Network(APN) is sharing the stories that show how God’s hand was indeed present that fateful day, even in the midst of incredible turmoil and tragedy.
Almost unbelievably, Scheibner had been scheduled to co-pilot American Flight 11 on Sept. 11, 2001.
“The attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, left indelible marks on millions of people,” Rohrer said on the program.
“Over the course of that day and the days after 9/11, the nation shared the collective violation of having our security shattered,” Rohrer said. “Immediately, most people knew they needed God. Church attendance surged, prayer meetings sprang up, and people for a while forgot their petty differences and became united as Americans.”
“But others wondered where God was in this tragedy and ran from Him. Yet we know from so many who have experienced great hardship and loss that even in the midst of tragedy — and this tragedy in particular — if we look, we can find the fingerprints of a loving God reaching out in mercy to all, welcoming them to come to Him in repentance.”
“As we see how one man took the place of a friend, the real lesson is how Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago, because of His great love for us, died on the cross in our place, so that if we trust in Him, any person, from any nation, from anywhere in the world can live and have eternal life,” he also said.
“That hope and that reality cannot only change every life and bring peace with God, but can bring peace among all Americans and turn the remembrance of tragedy into great hope for the future,” Rohrer also told LifeZette. “May our nation that is so divided today look to God and His fingerprints of mercy manifested not only during 9/11 but to our nation for the past 200-plus years.”
This article was originally published by Lifezette HERE.
Watch Scheibner’s video story here and view the recent “Stand in the Gap” TV programs on 9/11 below:
- 9/11 Remembered: God’s Fingerprints in the Midst of Tragedy” —Part I | View the full program
- 9/11 Remembered: God’s Fingerprints in the Midst of Tragedy” —Part II | View the full program
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