Wednesday, September 10, 2008

9-11 Remembered












'MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL'

You say that you will never forget where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001. Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say, "Good-bye". I Held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it Is OK..I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn 't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said. 'Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas,Virginia, California, Michigan, Afghanistan.. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... This way... Take My hand.' Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you. But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are'ready to go.'

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.


© Stacey Randall


Note from Jo: A special thank you to my dear friend Nanna's sister-in-law Cathy for sending this to me to post. Wishing all a day full of blessings.

12 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful pictures... horrid memories and such loss. Of course I will never forget where I was what I was doing and the HORROR as I watched the second plane hit... my fear for my friends who live in that area and the running to go contact them and make sure they were ok... the terror ... sigh I could go on for hours... and of course the birthday of 2 special folks to me on the 11th.
great post.

Lib said...

Hi Jo,
Great Post!May we never forget!
We can always look around and see others in worse shape than ourselves huh?
God Bless America!
Blessins',Lib

Nanna said...

...thank you... very humbled by you wonderful talent. and the music,
Oh...

Jess said...

My what a post...I'm at a loss for words....the memories...the music...the poem...the pictures...

God was there....and He's here...

Wonderful Tribute.

farmlady said...

Thanks Jo, for the reminder of what happen. It's so good to know that those people weren't alone. The sadness is still there. The tears still come.

Lanny said...

Thank you.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I hooked a link to your post because you have a fantastic memorial here...

SgtSudsWife said...

Thank you for posting this.I will NEVER FORGET.God Bless America.

Tracy said...

Powerful pictures and reading to go along with it. Thank you.

Jeff B said...

Peace be with you on this day of remembrance.

TSannie said...

What wonderful words.

Tina Coruth said...

Jo, this is a poignant remembrance. Thank you for posting. hugs, Tina