This is the week leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9-11, and our blog has been quiet. The gravity of this coming Sunday makes it nearly impossible to write something – there really are no words that can express my heart, and the heart of America, and give it justice. And since Bible or Not is a blog of quotes, I’ve been looking for that quote that captures the right sentiment. I haven’t found it.
This September 11th let’s remember those who have fallen and the families and friends they’ve left behind, and never forget the sacrifice of the men and women who rushed in to rescue. Jesus said, “no greater love has anyone than this, that they would lay down their life for their friend.” Let’s always remember and never forget those who laid down their lives, not just for friends, but for total strangers. Let’s always remember and never forget to pray for those who have lost their innocent loved ones. And let us always remember and never forget to pray that God would always bless America.
Here are some quotes about remembering, and never forgetting, from the Bible and Not:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.” – Quoted by Rudy Giuliani from The Fallen
“I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life”. – Psalm 119:92 Bible
“America will never run and we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.” – George W. Bush Quotes
“When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble”. – Psalm 9:12 Bible
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” – John F. Kennedy Quotes
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne Quotes, Winnie the Pooh
“This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me”. – Luke 22:19 Bible
“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.” – Ronald Reagan Quotes
“And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive”. – Acts 20:35 Bible
“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” – Confucius Quotes
“I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day”. – 2 Timothy 1:3 Bible
“Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.” – Richard Nixon Quotes
If you have some quotes you’d like to share, please leave a comment.
For those who would like to help to continue the support of those families most affected by the September 11 attacks, here is some advice from the Better Business Bureau.