WHY WE REMEMBER
We remember that day, Sept.11th 2001.
We remember 3,497 people lost that day.
We remember because remembering is to honor.
To honor is to value.
And what we value shapes who we become.
Throughout scripture, God urges us to remember.
The sacrifices made.
The freedom gained.
The promises kept.
The faithfulness of God.
Through signals, sacraments and Holy disciplines, God urges us to always remember, for he knows what remembering does inside of each of us.
Remembrance gives purpose to our past by drawing wisdom, strength and resolve from our pain and loss.
Remembrance brings gratitude for those ordinary people who became extraordinary heroes.
Remembrance strengthens community, as we discover what God does thru us when we are unified.
Remembrance provides perspective, of what God has done on our behalf in spite of our fears and worry.
Remembrance reignites hope in what God will bring us thru today and forever. Because God is faithful, even in our darkest hours, God is always there.
Whatever we face today, whatever trial it seems we cannot endure, remember, God has always brought us through.
And He always will.
This is why we remember.