Seventeen years have come and gone, and many have already forgotten what happened on September 11, 2001. But I won’t forget.
Not only will I not forget, I will choose to remember.
I will remember…
- that freedom isn’t free, and there are those who want to steal it.
- that Christ came “to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;” therefore America is never more “Christ-like” than when its people shed their blood for the freedom of others, whether they love us, or not.
- that it wasn’t secularists, militarists, or a bunch of Baptist preachers who crashed four aircraft on that day, killing thousands.
- the Byzantine Empire and Constantinople – they weren’t converted to Islam through peaceful conversion.
- who is considered the “Great Satan” and what countries are truly religiously intolerant.
- the heroes who went back into those buildings to rescue anyone they could.
- the heroes who fought back and said, “Let’s roll!”
- the heroes who go into harm’s way for freedom every day.
- that America was founded by men who knew God; who recognized the hand of Providence; and who knew when to bow a knee and call to God for deliverance.
- that we (and all freedom-loving people) are in a life-and-death struggle between opposing worldviews – a war. Losing can’t be an option.
I will also choose to remember, and not forget, that America, no matter its current faults and flaws, is made up of a people, who, when push comes to shove, will take the fight for freedom anywhere in the world. We will also defend it. That’s who we are.
God Bless America!