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9/11 Reflections at Dusk

How the Light still shines 
on the red, white and blue.
That when deep darkness reigned to wipe out hope-
 there was the terror of the unknown.
But the preserving trait in all of the days
 that followed were the unity and solidarity.
The deep, deep thankfulness to live where I do,
and not take these amazing gifts
 of freedom for granted.
Such sadness covered this day-
eighteen years ago.
And seeped into the days that followed.
But, we step back and trust in this God of HOPE,
even on the dark days.
For this gracious gift, 
I see how ordinary days are really never-
just ordinary.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace 
in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit 
you may abound in hope.


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