11 Sep Remember (Is 38:3) by Pastor Dale Bartscher
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“Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” ~ Is 38:3 (full readings)
Pastor Dale’s Reflections: September 11 is Patriot Day! This is an annual observance to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks and the economic impact was immense. We are quick to remember how the attacks have greatly increased attention to national security in the United States. This has had huge implications for United States national and international politics. We are quick to remember the most potent symbol of the events that happened on September 11, 2001, are pictures and videos of planes flying into buildings, of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center engulfed in smoke and later collapsing and of people falling from buildings. Pictures taken of damaged buildings and relatives looking for loved ones in the days and weeks after the attacks are also often shown. The flag of the United States is often displayed around images of the events on September 11, 2001. This is to remind Americans that their country remained strong in the face of massive terrorist attacks. Today may we also be quick to remember the pre-born and those 55 million plus babies whose lives have been tragically lost by means of Abortion. The word ‘remember’ is found 231 times throughout the Word of God. Yes, it is important to God that we remember and, as His children, we do likewise. Those of us who cherish life from conception to resurrection shall remember as we fight on to protect the value of each and every human life.
* Pastor Dale Bartscher is married to Jan, and they have two grown children, a son-in-law and grandchildren. Dale serves as the Executive Director of the Family Heritage Alliance of South Dakota. They exist to champion our cherished values of Faith, Family and Freedom.
Faith Challenge: Take time today to remember the pre-born and our responsibility to them. Remember the Creator God who in Jeremiah 1:5 spelled out his care of the pre-born saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Today may we do what is good in His sight!
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Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Cyprian
Faith Quote: “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” ~ Unknown
Through Christ our Lord,
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