Being four years old at the time, I don't remember the tragic events that unfolded that Tuesday September 11, 2001 morning. I don't remember the crash, the crumble of the Twin Towers, the eery silence that filled New York City subways for days after the shock or the constant chirping of fire fighter's beeper-like locators on the ground site.
Now at the age of fifteen I understand the gravity of the 9/11 attacks. Nearly 3000 precious lives were taken. Countless families were broken apart and loved ones were left to grieve their losses. Documentaries cannot even begin to describe the tragedy!
At a time of such devastation, one can only wonder if there is hope for the broken world we live in today. Is there a way to pick up fragmented pieces and put them back together again? Yes. Jesus Christ is the answer and the Way! His love leads us toward restoration and in time... forgiveness.
As a native New Yorker, I mourn the loss of my neighbors. I begin to think on how many souls departed their bodies without receiving Jesus first. That is definitely the biggest grievance.
Jesus brings hope to the hopeless.
Jesus brings forgiveness to sinners.
Jesus brings love to those who hate.
Jesus brings restoration to the broken.
Jesus brings healing to the wounded.
Jesus brings peace to the wars waged within.
Jesus is the answer.
Jesus is the Hope of The Broken World.
Some say, "We will never forget. We will never forgive." I say, "Let's rebuild. Let's restore." But most importantly, "Let's trust Jesus!"