I remember where I was, and what I saw. There was a twist on that day, as things were set on a new path. It was a kairos moment, and a warning for those to see who would see. At that point the economy (in particular) and military were put under judgment as the idolatrous gods that they have become.
It seems to me that the political was protected on that day, because the president acknowledged the Lord (note the 270 degree turn in the final suicide plane as it headed initially for the White House). Not for any other reason either, not for a great administration, perfect policies, partisan politics – simply because he acknowledged the name of the great I AM.
We did not wake up on 9/11 but merely stirred. Now will we sleepwalk into destruction? Will we wake this time, or will it prove equally as transient as before – like with the last king of Israel? There, the weight of judgment brought things to an end even when the people made a gesture in the right direction.
This time, will it be enough?
Lord, have mercy.