When I think about September 11th, 2001 I think about the men and women who took action in the midst of chaos.
I think about what must have been going through their minds, and the fear they had to put aside in order to respond effectively.
I think about the selflessness it required to put the lives of others above their own fear.
When the passengers and crew of Flight 93 realized that their aircraft was intended to create more tragedy, they created their own call to action. Rather than be paralized by fear, the crew and passengers of Flight 93 took action to put and end to any further evil intentions against our country.
Sixteen years later, a call to action still stands.
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” – 1 Peter 5: 8-9
Our country is under attack. Our world is a target to a terrorist who seeks only to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10).
But there is no need to fear!
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
~ Joshua 1:9
God is with us! God has already provided us all we need to resist the devils attacks!
Yes, there is fear and confusion all around the world today- But you have been given a call to action!
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28: 16-20
It is easy to be afraid and confused by what is going on in the world, but there is a cause much greater than ourselves. There are people that need to know the truth of God’s love. They need to know the Gospel of Christ.
Their lives depend on it.
Rather than be paralized by fear in the chaos, we need to take action!
Take on the call to action today. Put down your fear, and respond with faith and love. God is with us, and will never leave us. There is no need to fear.
I encourage you to take time today to share the love of God with another.