Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Mist

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Today I visited a new church for the first time. It might be what you would call a "mega church". It had it's own information center, book store and coffee shop. I've never seen anything like it. The beginning of the service was upbeat and exciting. One song we sang was "Freedom is Here". Very appropriate for the day. One of the worship leaders sang "God Bless America" acapella. Beautiful. This month at this church the theme is At the Movies. The pastor does his sermon based on a movie. Last week was "Remember the Titans". In the future they'll be doing ET, Jurassic Park (really curious how that's going to be turned into a sermon) and Up. Today was one of the hardest movies to watch: United 93. I've seen it 3 times in it's entirety. Each time I sob. Today was no different. They didn't play the whole movie but chopped it to make it fit into ten minutes or so. Still, no less moving. Especially the last scene.

The overriding theme was that the people on United 93, at the World trade Center and at the Pentagon, just started their day with no clue that they wouldn't see the end of it. It's a reminder that life is so short. The Bible says this human life is just a "mist" that comes and goes. He read some of the messages left on answering machines from people stuck in the towers. They all said basically the same thing: just know that I love you.
Life is fleeting. Ten years ago 3000 people came face to face with God. Be ready for eternity and make sure your nearest and dearest know you love them NOW.

*God bless the victim's families and our firefighters!*

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