Remembering the Past

Yesterday was a hard day of remembering all that took place 20 years ago. It’s still hard for me to believe that it’s been 20 years.

In some ways, it feels like it just happened. I remember thinking our world would never feel normal again. In some ways, it did change, but we got used to the new normal as the years went by.

Taking off our shoes at the airport and going through a scanner to check our bodies is part of what we do to travel.

When September 11th happened, Wayne was in Poland on a mission trip. I remember thinking I couldn’t do this without him here. He is our rock and we needed Him with us.

It’s in times when we think we are all alone and can’t handle something that Jesus shows up and reminds us that He is all we need.

Over and over in my life, when I have thought I couldn’t get through a certain situation, the pain is too much, or it’s more than I can handle…it’s in those times Jesus has reminded me that He will walk with me and He holds me with His righteous right hand.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Even now, as our country is dealing with hard things, I know that none of this took Jesus by surprise. It’s important that we don’t live in fear.

If September 11th taught me anything, it’s that life is fragile, and it can be gone in an instant. So I want to love well. I want to forgive quickly.

I have a small amount of time here on earth, and I want to live life to the fullest.

My prayer is that you would know that you are not alone, whatever you’re dealing with today, right now, Jesus wants to walk with you.

This song says….the ones only scars in heaven are the hands that hold you now.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. Revelation 21:4

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this, I needed to be reminded of this today! Going through a divorce and taking my middle child to college hundreds of miles away, I sometimes forget that I can rely on God for the strength to see me through.

    1. Patty…. After I get off reading Cyndi’s post I’m going to pray for you. I don’t know what it’s like to go through a divorce but I know people who have and it is soooo difficult. I have taken a child off to college… 3 in-fact so I know how difficult that can be. God is with you. Someday you will be able to look back and see all the big and little ways he came through for you. Then the next time you go through a trial you have what I call “History with God” and you will KNOW He will be there for you AGAIN and you will be okay. Blessings for your day. Look to Him.

  2. Beautiful song Cyndi, thanks for sharing and yes so true, life is
    fragile and we all should live life to the fullest.
    Thank you Cyndi.

  3. A beautiful message today and I thank God for his Love and the gift of another day. I agree, how horrible a day for all involved in the anniversary of 9/11, only by the Grace of God do they live with the horrible memories. I can’t imagine the pain they experienced. May God comfort and bless them all.

  4. Beautiful post. Thank you for this inspirational post and for all the hard work involved in putting together your daily blog and Instagram stories. I look forward to reading and listening to them each day.This pandemic has certainly changed how we live our daily lives. Your posts have brought me lots of joy and given me something to look forward to each day. . Happy your granddaughter , Caroline was able to come home from the hospital. Have a blessed day.

  5. Very well said Cyndi. My husband and I also watched several 9-11 shows. I didn’t want this time to go past and not remember what people went through and the sacrifice of so many. My husband and son both are firefighters and I know what it’s like to wonder if they will come home after shift, so I can’t even imagine what these men and woman and their families went through. Not just firemen, but many, many people from all professions and walks of life sacrificed and suffered that day and are living it over all the time. I pray for you all. Look to HIM to give you comfort. Cyndi, that must have been hard to have Wayne in Poland and processing that day alone and wondering about him boarding a plane to come home. I didn’t fly for a long time after that. Thanks for sharing this and you shared one of my favorite songs. PS. That was the cutest picture of you and Caroline. She is so tiny and soooo sweet and cute. A picture to cherish forever. Happy for you all. Can you share the link to the cardigan you are wearing in the picture. I want a longer, light weight one like it in that color. Thanks.

  6. I love that song and it brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. But reminds me how much God loves us. My husband is a retired firefighter so so sorry for what so many lost on 9/11.

  7. Thank you for your inspirational post, Cyndi.
    Yes , life is very fragile. I clung to the verse you quoted, Isaiah 41:10 when one of my sons was going through cancer. It truly gave me hope. My son has been in remission for seven years and is doing wonderful.

    I really enjoy your fashion and inspirational posts!
    Thanks again!

  8. What a beautiful and uplifting post. Such a humble reminder especially during these times we are facing today.

    Thank you!