Wednesday, September 7, 2011

In the stairwell

I received this from a friend this morning and I think it says so much! I wish I could have written something like this. But I didn't, so the next best thing is to share it with you anyway!

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's 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?

September 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.


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