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Monday, September 11, 2006

We are here to love one another, not ourselves.

This day, September 11th, is a day of remembering and honoring in our country...and around the world. There are still, today, so many questions, so many tears. I have no answers. I am in awe of the way the worlds people continue to turn on themselves, but there are answers, I'm sure of this. One day we will have them, and until that day all we can do is wipe those tears of others and lift them up in prayer.

There is a song, I don't know the name or the artist, but the words are something I repeat over and over and over:

My Savior loves, my Savior lives, my Savior's always there for me.
My God He was, my God He is, my God He's always going to be.

I've been blessed in my life. I've faced walls but was able to climb them, the only times I've ever been homeless was by choice and though there have been times of hunger, I've never starved. I've loved, I've been loved and I'll be loved again. Regardless of circumstances, past or present, I know that I am blessed.

Heavenly Father,
Forgive me for my sins, Lord. Forgive me for the times I let my mind focus on me rather than the needs of others.
I thank You, Lord, for Your mercy that is beyond our understanding. I thank You for Your love that is unconditional and never ending.
I ask, Father, that You would remind us to wipe the tears of others before we feel sorry for ourselves. I ask that we follow who You are, Your example, and not the examples that we, or the world, has set before us.
I love You, I'm thankful for You, and I praise Your holy name.
In the name of my Lord, Jesus, I pray. Amen.