September 08,2013 Bulletin
New Requests: Whitney Cornett, Hays Tackett, Hope Gilliam, Anne Reeder
Continued Requests: Carol Boggs, Sarah Truitt Family, Jean Henderson, Eric Berry
Cancer Patients: Jack McCann, Verde Weese, James Pierce, Ashley Carrington,
Alfreda Terry, Blaike Clark, Orville Bond, Chuck Perry, Jean Kamer, Sue Boggs
Elderly and Shut Ins and their Families: Jason Cox, Maxine Soards, Helen Dixon,
Sammy & Gardena Ginn, Flora Wells, Jim Hasler, Russell Hord, Joe Hewlett, George
Royal, Joann Mustard, Lovell Kamer, Lou Ivy Bare, Marie Drexell
Web Prayer Requests, Our Troops, Unspoken Needs, Missionaries, the “Lost”, the
Emotionally, Physically and Spiritually Troubled
BIRTHDAYS Sept. 9 Betty Wills
Sept. 15 John Cordle
Sept. 15 Brandon Walker
Bible Study—Tonight—6:30—Romans 11
Many people may not know that this day exists. Some may choose to ignore it. They may think, “must we have a day for every person in the universe, when does all this day naming end?” Sadly, those people probably did not have an opportunity to develop a relationship with their grandparents. They don’t understand the gifts that a grandparents can give. Grandparents can provide a sense of continuity and roots to their grandchildren. They can provide a sense that life matters, and the ability to see life within a larger context of time. Happy Grandparents Day!
Grandparents are special people with wisdom and pride.
They are always offering love and kindness and are always there to guide.
They often make you feel so confident and strong.
Their arms are always open no matter what you did wrong.
They try to help out in every way that they can.
They love all their grandchildren the same whether you’re a child, woman or man.
They are always there to listen and to lend a helping hand.
They show you respect and they try to understand.
They give their love, devotion and so much more, that’s easy to see.
Grandparents, what perfect examples of the kind of person that we should be.
9/11 – A DEFINING MOMENT
It was a defining moment in the history of man, witnessed by millions through video images as it happened or only moments afterward. It was a moment when so much human life was blasted so swiftly from the face of the earth that the air over all of New York City must have been filled with the essence of departing souls.
It was the moment patriotism was rediscovered. It was the moment the citizens of the United Stated turned our faces once more toward God and remembered that we are “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We watched as two magnificent examples of building technology were destroyed in a brief moment by the evil of men’s hearts. We watched as the Pentagon was attacked and we listened as brave men and women in an airplane flying over Pennsylvania lost their lives as they became the first Americans to strike back against terrorism.
At that desperate moment in history, our nation invoked God to aid us in our sorrow and in pursuing the cause of justice. In the aftermath of those events, Americans were called forth once more to pay the price for liberty and justice.
I pray we of the United States will never forget that moment and will always be resolved that the many brave men and women, both civilians and members of our armed forces, who in the ensuing years have lost their lives for the cause of liberty did not die in vain.
‘MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL’
You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.
I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say ‘Good-Bye.’ I
held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, ‘Honey, I am not going to make it, but it
is OK..I am ready to go.’
I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she
tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.
I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. ‘I have been
knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!’ I said. ‘Of course I will show you the way home – only
believe in Me now.’
I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.
I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they
were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their
faith has saved them.
I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan . I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?
I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name – though not all know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.
Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; ‘Come to Me… this way… take my hand.’ Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.
I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do.. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?
Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you . But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are ‘ready to go.’
I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.
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