"This is a haunting image of the World Trade Center during a dramatic
storm. It was snapped on September 10, 2001, one day prior to the 9/11 Attacks.
Even amidst the turbulent winds, cracking thunder, and stone-cold rain, the
towers stand tall and strong for their final hours. This photo not only serves
as a reminder to the American People of September 11th’s events, but symbolizes
the strength needed to endure a difficult time."
That was the original caption printed under this, now, haunting image. What it brought
to mind is resilience. It served as a reminder that although storms loomed on
the horizon, although the trouble that came next was even worse than could have
been imagined, although the subsequent horrors we survived came out of left
field, although countless lost their lives, and although the nation was
centered around NY, the effect was felt worldwide, we carried on, we bounced
back. Through tears, broken bodies, and rubble, we still rose from the ashes,
wiser and warier.
We may be gearing up for the battle of our lives, and some things may come
from left field, but we've found that despite differences, when we come
together, we can get through even the murkiest of circumstances.
Some have already begun to rally, sounding the war cry, while others prefer
to hang back, conserving their strength, strategizing, awaiting the real war;
regardless on where the gamut we fall, we may fall together, but we also rise
I post this from a heart that is both heavy with fear of possibilities and
light with hope for possibilities. My eyes have been opened, and so has
my heart, but make no mistake, in the face of battle, my fist is closed.
I could cast aspersions, but that would be energy wasted, when it is better
spent in prayer and preparation.
Some are standing in "The battle is not yours, it's the Lord's,"
while others are standing in "He trains my hands for battle, He
strengthens my arm to draw a bow of bronze." The both are from the same
manual, the Holy Scriptures, so I stand in both, behind God, my General, my
Commander in Chief. I ask for a heart and body strong enough to see my convictions