‘Meet Me in the Stairwell’ – 9/11 Tribute

I received this shortly after the 9/11/01 terrorist attack on our country and read it on every anniversary.  I do not know who wrote it but thank them every year.  All those who perished in the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA were very much-loved and are greatly missed.  May they all Rest in Peace and let us NEVER FORGET!

 

‘MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL’

You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news on              September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke-filled room with a man who called his wife to say ‘Good-Bye.’ I  held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, ‘Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK..I am ready to go.’

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. ‘I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!’ I said. ‘Of course I will show you the way home – only believe in Me now.’

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan .

I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name – though not all know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.

Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; ‘Come to Me… this way… take my hand.’ Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.

But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do.. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you . But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found.. Then, at any moment, you know you are ‘ready to go.’

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

God

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

 

Never Again and God Bless America!

3 thoughts on “‘Meet Me in the Stairwell’ – 9/11 Tribute

  1. My heart still aches for all those who lost their precious lives and their families who were instantly lost and longing for their loved ones. Small children growing up with out their parents, grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, family.. all about family, friends and neighbors. We all reached out for the answers tho we did not get them. Why did this happen to the USA, we were sleeping.. literally the govt our people. We had to force ourselves to just go on. For years and til I pass I will tremble to the thoughts of that day and pray for those who lost their lives and pray also for the ones left behind to mend their lives which were torn apart that day more then the ones who stood and watched those go through their healing and it was heart wrenching. Eleven years later, we still feel the pain, the moment, the voices of prayers. God Bless everyone and those suffering from Cancer today because of the dust storm they were in at Ground Zero.. Lets never let another repeat somewhere else in our Land.. Let’s get sharp, aware of those around us. This world changed that day.

    • Thank you Dale, very eloquently put. We all lost part of our innocence on 9/11/01 and we will never be the same again. This tragedy united our country and this president is dividing it. I am saddened that all those who perished may slowly be forgotten. I will never forget!

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