HAYESVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
PHONE: (828) 389-8413
Good Morning Church:
On this September morning, many of us are reflecting upon the attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon that dramatically changed our lives and perspectives 13 years ago today. As I spent time in reflection and prayer this morning, I continued to lift up those who are on constant vigil against and who strive to protect us from the "evil powers of wickedness" that manifest in the tyranny of terrorism that permeates our lives today. I prayed for the families of the victims of 9/11 that as they remember that terrible day, as they gather in New York, and Pennsylvania and Washington and listen to the names as they are being read, that they might find comfort and a sense of peace through God's grace and love. I thanked God for the men and women who, without thinking of the danger to themselves, rushed into burning and collapsing buildings to rescue their fellow men and women. And I prayed for our leaders past and present as they continue to deal with the ever-present threat of global terrorism. And I prayed for peace. I closed my time of reflection and prayer with the Lord's Prayer, paying particular attention to the line, " Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." I encourage you to take some time today in prayer and reflection.