Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Eve of 9/11

I’m remembering my experience the eve of 9/11/2001. As I write my story, I want you to think of yours and of others who suffered and many who continue to suffer physical and emotional pain. So many loved ones vanished suddenly and without warning.

I am one of the blest people who can sleep through the night without a need to get up for a bathroom trip. However, I awakened from a deep sleep with a desire to cross the hall to the powder room in the wee hours of 9/11. I never got out of my bed, because standing in the doorway was the presence of a large, fierce being, most likely a death angel. He was large with white hair and a large nose. I think he had a spiritual weapon in his hand. I knew then, and I know now, that I did not dare to cross in front of him, for he would have taken away my life. This is a fact.

Where did he go and what was he doing in my doorway just a few hours before tragedy? I did not know the pending tragedy and I was not sure what his role was. I did know that he was one of God’s powerful beings. Even now I am in awe that he was there.

Even though I have pieced together parts of my life to explain his presence, I would like to leave out any personal explanations. I want you to say a word of prayer and ask the Lord to show you an interpretation. I really would like to understand this happening.

It took me weeks to comprehend the connection to my night visitor to the happenings of the next day. When it dawned on me, I was humbled and amazed. I have not talked to many about this because the emphasis of 9/11 belongs to those who suffered loss.

We as a nation have suffered great loss of our people and even many freedoms. We must be a people of prayer for guidance for our nation.

Happy 59th anniversary, Mom and Dad!


jeleasure said...

I've shared my interpretation with you already. For fear of offending those close to you, I will not write it here. But, I do so appreciate your sensitivity in stating that the experience of 9/11belongs to those who lost loved ones.

Gigi said...

Wow Vicki - I don't know what to make of that. Obviously, you've been given some insight though...

You asked me if I had any illness in my family at the time of 9/11. The answer to your question is "no." At that time, everyone was healthy...and to the best of our knowledge, we didn't know anyone lost on that day.

Tomorrow will be a sad day indeed.

Vicki said...

Thanks to my beloved Jim and to Gigi for kind thoughts about my 9/11 entry.
It is humbling to have something like this happen, but understanding it is difficult. As it is happening, it is not really pleasant either.
Other than to say that I am glad that no one was ill in your family and that you had no personal loss from 9/11, I don't know what else to say, Gigi, dear.
May we be close to the Lord today and ask Him to be close to our nation, especially today.

Gigi said...

Hi Vicki! You know, it occurred to me after I posted my comment the other night that I forgot to include my anniversary wishes for your parents...mea culpa! 59 years is such a wonderful thing to be able to say! What a blessing!!

Are you up for a little blogger fun? I was tagged by my friend, Tracy, to play a little game and I'm passing it on to 8 of my friends today! Tag - you're it!

The Rules: 1) Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves. 2) People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. 3) At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. 4) Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog.

I hope you'll have fun with it...I did!

preacherman said...

I have been blessed to have come across your blog through Jims. Keep up the great job you do with your blog. I plan on visiting as much as possible. I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.

thekingpin68 said...

Hi Vicki,

With moral decay in the West, and financial troubles, the West may be heading in an irreversible direction downward.

I hope the Lord does not allow further attacks, but these things could be allowed by God as a sign of trouble and decay.

The West offers so many good things such as relative freedom, that are worth saving.

God will punish unbelief and sin, and I hope the West can to some degree turn to Christ in order to modify judgment.


Great Grandfather Humes

Great Grandfather Humes
Great Grandfather, Charles Humes, started the family interest in trucks. He is in the center of the picture and Great Grandmother, Eva Humes, is to the left of him.