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15 Years Later: Perspectives and Hope for Healing

Sat, Sep. 10, 2016 Posted: 07:53 AM


Contrasting Perspectives on 09/11/2016

Most liberals interpret 09/11/2016 as a day to remember a historical event, and they appear to possess an illogical confidence in safety (in spite of continued risks and attacks). Most Christian conservatives remember the event, desire greater policies to protect America from further deadly consequences, and pray for healing of a still-hurting nation.

Help Our Nation Heal

How do we help our nation heal? We must face the truth of what happened, step away from hate-filled political debate, start speaking the truth with love, and continue in prayer.

Indeed, on the fifteenth anniversary of 09/11, most Americans feel shocked by the passage of time and mourn the thousands of deaths. But the victims of 09/11/01 were not the only causalities resulting from the day's deadly terrorist attacks: We must remember the thousands of ensuing deaths of heroes serving in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Benghazi, Fort Hood, Boston Marathon, Orlando, and the list goes on...

Return to the Facts about the Attacks.

Yes, September 11, 2016 is the 15th anniversary of 09/11 when radical Islamic terrorists attacked our country and killed 2,752 innocent human beings. That was the bloodiest day in our nation's history since the Civil War. Think about it: Those people could have been your loved ones, your co-workers, your friends. Our country and the world have never been the same.

Honor the Heroes.

We give tribute to the first responders who suffered and/or gave their saves to save others. We offer them our heartfelt thanks for running into danger to rescue the lives of strangers. We thank our policemen, firemen, paramedics, and all heroes who willingly put their own lives on the line on 09/11.

With that said, in memory of the 2,752 people murdered, we suggest doing these things:

Watch this video of Billy Graham recounting 09/11. Share it with the kids in your life! Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ3hTOn5AbI

From the heart, please pray to our Lord Jesus. Ask Him to draw every American to Himself. Pray for our nation to come back to Him.

Visit the 09/11 web site. Take time to learn about the people killed on 09/11. Learn about their stories and the stories of 09/11 survivors.

Teach the kids in your life about 09/11. 09/11 may seem like just yesterday to many. But, remember that today's teenagers either weren't born yet or they were too young to remember that horrifying day. So, do your part. Teach them about what America was like before 09/11. Tell them about the freedoms we have lost since 09/11. Share what you remember about 09/11. If the next generation does not understand 09/11, it will be our fault. Let's do our part.

Yes, it is the 15th anniversary of 09/11. It is also the 4th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty were killed by terrorists on 09/11/12. We still demand truth and justice for Benghazi. Remember the innocent lives lost. Please join us in praying for our country today.

In closing, remember that there are three kinds of people who harm America: those who do evil, those who do nothing, and those who give up. Never give up. Never give in. It's not too late. Read more here: http://www.unitetheusa.org/id156.html.

Pray, obey God, and quit complaining. Complaining only decreases morale and increases the problem.

With God's help, America can soar again! Amen? Now, we invite you to read more ways to help our nation heal and how to hope in God rather than government...

In God we still trust,
Carrie and Stacie Stoelting
Sisters and Founders of Unite the USA

Carrie Stoelting