Walls of Tragedy 9-11-01
Walls of Tragedy
I step out in the world today.
Never knowing what may come my way.
And for all I know, today could be my last.
I do not fear death if it shall come.
For I have a peace within me that will overcome.
God will be with me through all of my days,
And I will sing to Him with ever-lasting praise.
As I take my seat on this never-ending flight,
I close my eyes and begin to feel His light.
His presence fills me with a calmness I cannot describe,
And as I open them I learn we will all soon die.
I leap not for death, but to live forever,
Physical death is nothing, because my spirit will remain.
I ask the man sitting next to me, “Do you believe in God?”
He replies to me, with terror in his eyes,
“Please, don’t let me die!”
“You will not die, you can live forever! Accept Jesus in your heart.”
“I believe in you, God, and forgive me for I have sinned….,”
Were his last and final words.
As I watch him burn away, and I too endure great pain.
And when I turned back to look at his remains,
I see a gold shiny cross and I know that my God has paid the cost.
And as I begin to burn away,
I am taken from the wreckage to a place far away.
An outstretched hand holds mine, and walks with me throughout time.
“You will live with me today in paradise!” God says to me.
And I walk with Him now in eternity.
~Stephanie Marie Colan~
To all those lost today and to our mourning united nation
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