Today is Wednesday, September 11th, 2019; Karen's Korner #4113

Today is 9/11. It was 18 years ago today that America was under attack by Al Qaeda with planes flying into the New York City trade towers, the Pentagon, and crashing in Pennsylvania. If we were born or are old enough to recall where we were when we heard, we remember!

The recap is on the news this morning. A sister of someone who lost her brother said, "This was not a tragedy. A tragedy is what happens in a hurricane. This was a massacre." Innocent people were killed; hundreds of them. Firefighters and first responders rushed into those buildings, while victims were working to get out. Lots of heroes. Some survived; some didn't. It was an attack of evil proportions.

This is Anne Graham Lotz's inspirational email in my inbox this morning:

God's Primary Purpose

"I will fear no evil, for you are with me:

your rod and your staff, they comfort me."

~ Psalm 23:4 NIV

"Trusting God to accomplish His primary purpose through our pain was eloquently expressed by the widow of Todd Beamer. Todd was a passenger on the fateful United Flight 93 when it was hijacked by suicide bombers on September 11, 2001. He and other passengers overpowered the hijackers, thwarting their use of the plane as a flying missile apparently aimed at the very heart of Washington, D.C. But the passengers were unable to prevent the plane from a nosedive crash into a vacant field in Pennsylvania, so September 11, 2001, was the date of Todd Beamer's entrance into heaven.

"Lisa Beamer gave us a snapshot of her faith that is being developed through suffering when she told an interviewer, 'God says, 'I knew on September 10, and I could have stopped it, but I have a plan for greater good than you can ever imagine.' I don't know God's plan, and honestly right now, I don't like it very much. But I trust that He is true to His promise in Romans 8:28 (working all things together for good).'

"Thank you, Lisa, for trusting God when you don't understand why!"