Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Today we pause - we put on hold - we hesitate - and use those few spare minutes to remember and reflect on September 11, 2001 when this nation was attacked by terrorists and thousands of innocent perished in a reckless act of violence.  Nothing was proved that day - no battle won - no victory for any groups - aside from taking innocent people and in one swift action terminated their lives. To be able to brag about the taking of life - is nothing to brag about - to take a life of an unarmed innocent person - is nothing to brag about - and yet - it happens day in and day out.  Around the world there is always one individual or another who places no value on human life - life that is so precious - that it should be protected and preserved - not terminated. Even in our own country there are those who do not respect life - life of the unborn - the terminally ill - the aged.  Respect comes from within - respect is natural for most - respect is universal - crossing all barriers.  Only those who do not respect their own lives are able to perform deeds such as this.
Jesus told his disciples and followers "I have come that you may have life and live it to the fullest" (John 10:10)  Jesus offers us hope when there is no hope - Jesus offers us love when there is no love - Jesus offers us life when there is no life.  He does not force it on you - He stands at the door - waiting for you to knock - to ask - that He may give you all that He has promised. Chose life - Chose Jesus.

Deacon Dale