On Thursday the nation's media outlets began revisiting grief, loss and prayers expressed during the 9/11 anniversary ceremonies in D.C. and elsewhere around the nation. President Obama told his 9/11 anniversary crowd of victim's relatives that "We pray for the memory of all those taken from us," the Washington Post reported on Sept. 12. And, indeed, there were prayers offered at many of the anniversary sites.
But one award-winning Christian musical group said it best in their "Cry Out to Jesus" song, with Mac Powell singing "to everyone who's lost someone they love, long before it was their time," that they "feel like the days you had were not enough when you said goodbye."
Powell said that even if they "believe that there's nothing and no one who can make it right," that "there is hope for the helpless, rest for the weary and love for the broken heart." But maybe more importantly, he also sings that "there is grace and forgiveness, mercy and healing; he'll meet you wherever you are," if you will "cry out to Jesus."
It has been 12 years since September 11 victims were taken from us in such a cruel and painful way, but the words in the Third Day song being sung in this 2006 GMA Awards show video ring as true now as they did back then, because there is still hope. And crying out to Jesus is still the answer, just as Mac Powell tells everyone.