Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men (Psalm 71:4).
Seventeen years since “Nine-One-One” became “Nine-Eleven.”
Seventeen years since we awakened to fire and smoke and terror and grief.
Seventeen years since the hand of the wicked reached out to strike at our nation.
It was a horrific reminder that there is evil in this world. Evil will always attack the innocent. Evil will always set itself against the people of God.
And yet, you didn’t really need the reminder, did you? You’ve known the attack of evil—maybe not on so grand a scale, but you’ve known it.
And you will again.
It comes with the territory. It’s part of the package of being His, of living for Christ in this world.
And so is deliverance.
As surely as the sun rose this morning.
As surely as the Son rose long ago.
God will not let evil win. Not in this world. Not in your life.
So as you remember 911 today, as you see the proud flags and hear the lofty speeches and see the heartfelt posts, remember your own personal 911’s, and how God has brought you through them.
And trust that he will again.
Walk in remembrance today, Beloved.