I’m certain  my parents never forgot the day when the news came over the radio that Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese.  I am also convinced that the memory of 9/11 will live vividly in my mind until I die.  In both of these events a piece of our freedom was destroyed along with the lives taken.  Never again would people feel safe from foreign enemies.  Our nation was not only broken – it had been deeply violated.

We can’t change history.  We can’t go back and have a chance at a do-over.  We can learn from it though.  In all of the Bible’s history, every time God’s people walked away from Him and began to serve other gods and their own special interests, He would give them a wake-up call to bring them back to Him.  He gave them victory over their enemies when they relied on Him and put their complete trust in Him.  He accomplished impossible deeds through His people when they allowed Him to do the work.

He continues to do this for those who follow Him today.  He never lets go of us.  He protects, He comforts, He gives us back our freedom, He has paid the ransom to win us back, He loves us unconditionally.  There is no one in this life that has that kind of love for us.

When our hearts are troubled – when it looks as if there is no hope for our troubled nation – when the evils of this world seem to be overtaking us – that’s when we must return to God.  We should never forget the important times that shaped us as a nation. God has never forgotten us. He doesn’t give up on us.  We should never give up on Him.


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. hatrack4 says:

    My sister was less than a month old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Until the day they died, my parents called her their Pearl Harbor baby. It is how I remember how old she is, or is that how young she is? I agree with 9/11, but I can remember where I was when we heard of the JFK assassination. But as you point out, knowing and loving Jesus is the most important thing.

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  2. Lifetime Chicago says:

    My mother said your exact words. She will never forget hearing it over the radio. She also went to Hawaii to see the memorial in later years and cried.

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  3. Kathy, thank you for sharing. The final paragraph gathers mankind’s loose ends and sets our focus on a God who never gives up on us.

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