September 11th

September 11th

“God is our refuge and strength – an ever present help in time of trouble.” Psalm 46:1

Don and jean

It started off as any normal day. But how quickly things unraveled as the news announced that the World Trade Center had been hit by terrorists and then the news announcing the attack on the Pentagon followed by the demise of Flight 93.

The night before September 11th our team were enroot to North Jersey for our anniversary banquet. The weather was challenging. Rain. Wind. Sun. Riding around New York City there was a weird dark cloud hovering over the World Trade Center. We all commented that we wished we had had our cameras.

Little did we know how the next day would unfold. Little did we know how that tragedy on September 11th would impact our ministry personally.

Board member Don Peterson and his wife Jean arrived early at Newark Airport. They were heading to California for a family reunion. They were bumped from a later flight to Flight 93 – and the rest is history.

Life is often like September 11th. It starts out with everything going just fine and then out of nowhere life is turned upside down.

That day the Lord gave us the promise from Psalm 46:1 as we gathered as a staff to mourn and pray for the families impacted by this horrific tragedy.

I love that in the midst of life’s surprises we can count on the fact that He not only IS – He is an every present help in our time of trouble. Are you facing a challenge today? A storm? Claim this promise and trust Him. – Bill Welte is President and CEO of America’s Keswick

Daily Bible Reading: Nehemiah 12-13

Think About This: I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man. —Dwight L. Moody

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but He has not shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He really is.” 1 John 3:2 (NLT)

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