Today is a day we cannot forget.

Here in the USA on September 11, we take time to reflect, pray, and remember all the people who lost their lives and those who are affected by the horrific events in 2001.  It was not just a terrorist attack, but also a statement of war (Jihad) by radical Muslim extremists.  This war rages worldwide as long as terrorists exist.

We salute the brave 1st responders: police, firemen, medical personnel, everyone who helped the survivors. We salute our military that has fought bravely to rout out and destroy the enemy. We salute all of our special organizations such as the CIA, ICE, FBI, TSA, Homeland Security, and all government leaders who endeavor to keep our nation safe.

As a nation, we must humble ourselves and pray for the Lord to give us greater discernment and strength to be His voice of righteousness and love. It is vital that the Church everywhere focus more on how to be an influence spiritually and governmentally for the core values and principles of Jesus Christ.

The Church must always proclaim the power of the Cross and Jesus’ sacrifice for us – so we do not fear, but live a life of faith, hope, righteous, and Love.  And the greatest of all is Love (1 Cor. 13:13).      

Jesus Christ spoke to his disciples before he went to the cross to prepare and encourage them: “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

My prayer for you today is to have the Courage of Jesus Christ as you stand up for righteousness and oppose evil in your sphere of influence.

God bless you, your family, and America,

John P. Kelly