Almost 3,000 people died on September 11, 2001, at the hands of 19 Islamic terrorists. Fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Families were changed forever, and there are still people suffering from post-traumatic stress issues related to the deadliest terrorist attack in American history. When I think about that day, I’m reminded of Jesus’ warning to His disciples: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10a). Hatred that is cloaked in religious fervor and that causes someone to fly a plane into a building full of people is evil at its core.
How do we move past the conflicting emotions surrounding an event that fundamentally changed our world? How do we reconcile our questions about why God would allow it to happen at all? Here are twenty scriptures to pray on the 20th anniversary of 9-11. May God’s Word give us healing for our hearts, perspective for our thoughts, and hope for the future.
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