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And God Wept
9/11/2008 - Susan Terbay

I wrote this the morning of 9/11 - just want to share...

And God Wept
By Susan Handle Terbay

The sun rises in the eastern skyline as it always does each day.
It shines upon the cities as
people drink their first cups of coffee
travel to work
enter buildings
say their hellos after their morning good-byes
plan the days work.... as they have done each day.
This morning as God watches over His children He weeps.

The sun becomes lost behind clouds of smoke, flames and debris,
reflective of darker days.
The city disappears as
people vanish from the sight of
drinking their first cups of coffee
traveling to work
entering buildings
saying hellos after their morning good-byes
planning the days work....for they will never exist any more.

This morning as God hears the screams of His children, He weeps.
How many mornings has God heard the screams of His children?
How many mornings does God have tears in His eyes?
How many mornings will the sun witness humankind inhumanness?

How many mornings do we have left until life is forever silenced?
And God forever weeps.

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9/11/2008 Michele Moore from New Port Richey FL wrote:
Thank you, Susan, for sharing your heart.
9/11/2008 Mary Allan Mill from St. Petersburg FL wrote:
There is a time for weeping, and a time to rise above the weeping as does the new Freedom Tower about which I wrote. Americans bonded immediately, we rose to the challenge and helped each other - how could God not smile over such selflessness. And the flag still stands..
9/11/2008 Susan Terbay from Dayton OH wrote:
I think the challenge is for all of us to continue to help each other, to continue to work with our world and all our differences - if not - we've learned nothing.
9/11/2008 Anne Mudd from Wheat Ridge CO wrote:
This brought forward the feel of commonality that penetrated most Americans and promised to anchor us all in spirit. Thank you for sharing this Susan.
9/11/2008 Susan Terbay from Dayton OH wrote:
We came together as a nation of physical strength and endurance and were ignored and dismissed by the leadership that we are also a nation of spirit and determination. To be told to go shopping and 'pretend' that life was okay - was a slap in the face to all Americans.
9/12/2008 J Peak from Plymouth MI wrote:
It's interesting to see how the same words can affect two people differently. I sure never felt ignored or dismissed by our leadership at that time. I felt comforted knowing that they were doing all they knew how in pretty much uncharted territory. And to be told to "go shopping" in so many words, was a wake-up call to me to be strong, be resilent, be challenged but know that my life would still go on, and should. Those words told me I was stronger than I thought I was, and that I could prevail against the enemy. The caring actions of my fellow Americans made me feel so dang lucky to be here.

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