ground-zero-cross-webIt is now the 11th anniversary of September 11. I strongly believe that God is not the author of evil and to say that such an event was God’s will is to slander God. At the same time, I believe that God can bring good out of evil, even if it’s not immediately obvious. I pray for God’s grace that we might escape the self-destructive behavior that the terrorists hoped would be our response. Let us honor the dead, let us remember the past, and let us pray and work for the future God has promised.

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