On this 17th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, let us remember those families whose lives were impacted forever on that day and let us pray for our nation as we continue to move forward.
I think it is fitting on this day that we pray that God would help us as followers of Jesus Christ to seek out opportunities to serve Him by serving others. Perhaps today would be a good day to pay for someone’s coffee or meal or maybe even their groceries. Perhaps you could offer to cut your neighbors grass or bake them something sweet. Today look for opportunities to pray with a co-worker or a friend at school or a public servant like a police officer or a fireman.
Every year, the Salvation Army gives an award to one worthy person called the “Others Award.” It is given to an individual who lives a life not for self, but for others. This award honors the Salvation Army’s founder, William Booth. One time when it was time for him to send out his annual Christmas greeting to members all over the world, William Booth discovered that there was not enough money to send the normal message by telegraph because telegraphs charged by the number of words used. Because of this, William Booth sent this one word message: “Others.”
Today, on this special day in America, let’s remember his simple message.