Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

There is a timefor everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:a time to be born and a time to die,  a time to plant and a time to uproot,  a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,  a time to weep and a time to laugh,  a time to mourn and a time to dance,   a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,  a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,  a time to search and a time to give up,  a time to keep and a time to throw away,  a time to tear and a time to mend,  a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

For me, and for those old enough to remember the horror of 9/11, this day will always be a day of sadness.  Younger generations may honor and remember the day as well, but they won’t have the strong emotions of that day. They won’t relive the horror of that day.

There is no dispute  that 9/11 is a day of sadness.

And that’s OK. The Bible says there is a time to mourn and a time to dance.

Today is a time to mourn but tomorrow we dance.

We dance because the USA still stands.

We dance because we still have the freedom to worship God.

We dance because America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave.




  1. I was at work which was a school in Cleveland. One of the teachers came and told me that the a plane had hit the WTC and it was on her TV if I wanted to watch. I sat there in shock when the 2nd plane hit. In that moment, it was obvious that it wasn’t an accident but an attack.


  2. We rarely watched television at home but had children who worked at McDonalds over in the next town. One of them called home and said, “Turn on the TV.” “Why?” “Just do it.” The courage of the Flight 93 passengers is what I most treasure about that awful day, since that occurred in Pennsylvania, where we lived.


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