“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ’He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust’ ” (Psalm 91:1-2).
On this day one of the most devastating tragedies occurred in this nation. This is the day when the World Trade Center Towers were attacked by Islamic terrorists. We remember where we were and what we were doing on this day nine years ago. Prayers were offered to God for the families of the victims and an appeal was offered unto God for His divine protection from further attacks. We commemorate the bravery of the firefighters, police officers, medical teams, and others who risked their lives to rescue those who were in need of their help. There is a place in God where we can find safety and security. He is our refuge and our fortress and in Him we can place all of our trust. As this nation continues to manage the crises of the day, let us not forget why we called on God on that dreadful day. The fears of the unknown and the unexpected hangs as a cloud over many even to this day. But as we abide under the shadow of the Almighty, we will find safety and security. Let us not forget 911, the number we call for emergencies. But, more importantly, let us not forget our God who calms the storm.