910It’s hard to believe, but it has now been fourteen years since the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Since then we’ve yet to suffer an attack on our home soil to that great extent.

Yet the fear of it (the terror of it) still looms.

As much as politicians love to exploit the hopes and fears of Americans, it’s likely that the fear of another terror attack will always hover over us. The wound that was opened in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania may never fully close as long as we continue to talk about it in the present tense and not in the past tense.

We will never move fully out of the grief stage and toward acceptance as long as the day of infamy is relived and replayed every time a bureaucrat desires another morsel of our freedom in exchange for the empty promise of more security.

Oh look at me. I went and got political.

Let’s shift gears a tad: It was said by one person at ground zero, that he looked up at the dark billowing smoke raging from the twin towers and said “I can see the face of Satan…”

Well I don’t know what he saw or didn’t see, but I know what he meant and I wholeheartedly agree. Thousands of lives were lost when the towers fell, and wherever there is death there is the reminder that Satan is the wielder of death. He is the master of death. Wherever there is death, Satan is always closeby.

But there is an escape:

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:2

If we are obedient to the Gospel we are freed from condemnation, freed from death’s agony, and freed from Satan’s control. Death will always be around us, because our mortal bodies are doomed to decay and die, but through Christ the eternal soul within can live forever with Him.


Don’t forget this Sunday we will continue our series on Jesus: The Healer of Broken Hearts.

You won’t regret being with us. Class starts at 10am, worship at 11am.

See you then!