Always Remember, Never Forget

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:

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A Hard Beginning Maketh a Good Ending

I’ve been reading the Book of Exodus lately about the hard bondage of Israel and how God delivered the Hebrews across the Red Sea. But that was only the beginning of forty years of wandering through the Sinai wilderness. But, in the end God kept His promise and delivered Israel into the promised land of Canaan. So, while the beginning was hard, the end was good – and God can do the same for us today.

“A hard beginning maketh a good ending.” – Bible or Not?

Check out this map of the Exodus route…

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When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

I have heard it said in church circles that when God closes one door He opens another. Although it sounds quite religious, it never struck me as a Biblical quote. Nevertheless, it is an excellent quote that inspires us to lean on our faith when we don’t quite understand when things aren’t going our way. The relationship that didn’t blossom, the job the was lost, the effort that seemed to come to nothing, lost opportunities and outright failures, the list goes on.

“When one door closes, another door opens.” – Bible or Not?

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