Twelve years ago today, the United States was rocked by an attack that changed life here forever. While Cincinnati was not directly affected, many people who live in this area were dramatically changed because of what happened on September 11, 2001. Many Cincinnati area families have experienced the repercussions of the war that followed the events twelve years ago. Cincinnati area teachers are now working with students who will grow up without first-hand knowledge of what it was like on that terrible morning. Cincinnati’s youngest generation, along with everyone who can, needs to remember that day and learn how to live each day in light of it.
Exodus 13:3 states, “Moses said to the people, ‘Remember this day, in which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Yahweh brought you out from this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten.’” Throughout the Old Testament, God commands the people of Israel to remember. At every turn, Israel was supposed to remember the cost of God’s deliverance and understand the significance of their history. God was working, and is still working, in history.
Today, Cincinnati Christians should pause and remember the events of twelve years ago and what has happened in the Tri-State and in the United States since that date. While the events were tragic, God is still at work in the greater Cincinnati area. As Cincinnati Christians remember any and all significant moments in history, they should also remember the God they serve in those moments and continue to be dedicated to advancing the Kingdom of God at all times. Specifically, Christians in Cincinnati should spend today in prayer for those who are in need of God’s mercy, grace and love.