Calling 911 on 9/11 through 91:1
| September 11, 2020 1:00 AM
Today is the 19th anniversary of 9/11, when terrorists flew planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a failed attempt on the U.S. Capitol – killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring another 25,000.
The 9/11 date of this single deadliest terrorist attack in world history has come to symbolize unexpected, highly traumatic and overwhelming events in our lives. In a lot of ways, the year 2020 has been like an ongoing 9/11.
In 1968, the U.S. Congress established 911 as the national number to call in case of emergencies. It has also become a number that symbolizes a way to receive help in time of crisis or emergency.
Psalm 91:1 is the first verse in one of the most beautiful and treasured psalms declaring the care and protection the Lord promises to us: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
I encourage you to read the rest of this Psalm and claim it as your own. When you get to verse 11, you can call me (208-946-6543) if you want to hear my true angel story as a survivor of the “Great Blizzard of 1978” (Google it), in which 71 people lost their lives.
Verse 15 of Psalm 91 says, “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” I have found this to be true many times in my own life. So, when you find yourself in the middle of a 9/11, call 911 THROUGH 91:1 (and following)!
P.S. (“Pastoral Superfluity”) After writing this article, I went to the store to buy a ham. As a “God-confirming reward”, I bought a ham for $9.11 at the store, witnessed by Kyle “Bossy-stock,” executive “holy-man” at North Summit Church. If you don’t believe me, just call him there at the Church. I know he’ll be HAPPY to take your “$9.11 – 911 call on 9/11”!
Pastor Jon L. Pomeroy can be reached at Sandpoint Church of God.