A Moment of Silent Reflection–Our Visit to Ground Zero

Photos from our trip to Ground Zero in 2003

     It was just two years after 9/11 and the reverence of Ground Zero reverberated in the silence on the lips of passersby. Honor for those who gave their lives to save the lives of thousands. Respect for the hallowed ground where heroes were buried on that day. Prayers for the families left behind. All spoken only by the heart.

     Ten years have passed since terror struck our nation, vengeance exploding through skyscrapers filled with people, hatred poured out on innocent lives and hearts of families. A country numb from shock watched helplessly as the horrifying pictures scrolled endlessly over television screens.
     Then compassion met vengeance. Prayers battled hatred. Response overcame numbness. And people throughout the country moved to meet the needs and heal the wounds of lives scarred by terror.
     In the ten years since 9/11, many more men and women in military uniforms have given their lives in defense of the sacredness of their countrymen’s lives. They’ve fought to preserve the freedoms on which our country was founded, to protect our peace and our families, to give us the opportunity for happiness.

     May we always remember the heroes of 9/11, the cause that united our country as one, the battle so many have fought since then, and most importantly the need to pray for our nation. May we return to the truth upon which our country was founded. A freedom rooted in the precepts of the Word of God. Then we will truly be united as one, strong as a nation prepared for any battle, and prayerfully bowed before our God and King.
     May the cross-formed beams that stood as a reminder of God’s presence in the midst of terror at Ground Zero always remind us of Who holds us together.

The steel beams in the form of a cross was still there in 2003

     “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV

     “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 NIV

     Remember those heroes and pray.

From My Heart to Yours,



9 thoughts on “A Moment of Silent Reflection–Our Visit to Ground Zero

  1. Amen, Janis. The most important thing for America is to return to our roots, acknowledge God and beg his forgiveness. We seem to be headed in the opposite direction. Thank you for sharing this beautiful remembrance post.

  2. Oh Janis, this is beautiful. Thank-you for your heartfelt expressions of love and gratitude to ALL who have died and served our country and for those who are still serving, so that we may enjoy the freedoms we have in this country. May we always remember and may we as a country return and bow down to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

    Thank-you for your heart and dedication.


  3. Beautiful tribute, Janis. Thank you for your heart-felt expressions of gratitude and faith.
    Blessings on you and yours,
    Pam at 2encourage.blogspot.com

  4. Thanks for stopping by earlier. I thought I would click on over to your corner of the world. What a lovely blog. I enjoyed seeing your pictures of ground zero and reading the words that were on your heart. Thanks for sharing.

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