Grateful 365 Day Sixty-Two

I originally took these photos on Monday, September 12th as I was heading back to the office from a sales call.  The fire station on 24th Street was power washing the floors of the garage and they pulled all the engines out on the neighboring streets and (as I always do) I had my camera on me and decided to make a couple photos. While I was focused on trying to make the most of the opportunity I was overcome with a sense of loss and sorrow because of the previous day being the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the attack on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the failed attempt on the White House that was prevented only by the sacrifice of many Americans as they fought to control United Flight 93 before crashing in a field in Pennsylvania. That day 2,977 innocent people including many first responders were killed by 19 terrorists (who also died in the attacks).  Those 2,977 people were Dads, Sons, Brothers, Moms, Daughters, Sisters, Husbands and Wives and their lives were snuffed out because of the evil of sin.  At the core this is the reason for all death and destruction in the world and what the world needs is not another political party, not another referendum, denomination or new governing power – what the world needs is Christ.  There is no hope for this world – it is “reserved for fire” (2 Peter 3:7); but there is hope for all of us that is found only in Christ.

I chose today’s photos because I am thankful for those first responders that sacrificed their lives in 9/11 and for those that put their lives on the line every day for the sake of others.

First Responders

I am grateful for the "first responders" that help to keep us safe.

First Responders

They are willing to Give their Lives for the sake of Others.

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