The times, they are a'troublin, aren't they? As I was checking the news on the internet Thursday night, and my senior mom was watching the news on TV in her room, we both discovered the same, disturbing information – the U.S. is ramping up security in the face of a new and 'credible' 9/11 threat! I was concerned and she was very concerned. And what about all of our elderly seniors who don't live nearby. Particularly those who live in targeted areas. This is one of the more difficult of the Sandwich Generation issues, isn't it?
Tomorrow is 9/11/11. Ten years since the world trade centers were attacked and major terrorism hit our nation. We are still facing threats constantly. New York is prepping big time, and yet many who live there feel no safer than they did on that sad and tragic day. It's not all that surprising, though, for those of us who read the Word of God regularly. After all, Jesus Himself stated:
"You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Matthew 24:6-8.
We've certainly been seeing these birth pangs for some time, haven't we? It does seem though, like they are getting more frequent. And more intense. And many respected Christian leaders think that might be important. Then again, even if the Lord Jesus should tarry longer, it's still vital for us to get our eyes fixed on Him, our hearts right with Him, and share our love of Him with our families and friends. It doesn't take the end of the world to take us away from them. One simple car accident can do that at any time! So it's VITAL that we not only have our legal documents in order, we need to have our hearts "in order" too.
This Sunday, 9/11/11, Ruth Graham Lotz (Billy Graham's daughter and noted BIble teacher and author) and Joel C. Rosenberg (author of many of my favorite Christian mystery/end times books, including The Last Jihad) are talking on this very topic in a very teleseminar that will be simulcast and available in a variety of places – from churches to radio stations to the internet.
As Joel C. Rosenberg wrote on his Facebook page:
The questions I will address Sunday night: "Are you morally and spiritually better off than you were ten years ago on 9/11? Is your family? Is your church?"
He and Ms. Lotz are inviting all of us to join them for this “Wake Up Call” special event which begins Sunday night, September 11th at 7pm eastern — you can watch it for free on-line by clicking here and walking through the simple steps. They will also be joined by Selah – I love their Christian praise and worship hymn songs and music, don't you?
This should be a very special time for all, including those of us boomers and seniors in the Sandwich Generation, to "gather together" all around the world for a time of news, Bible reading, and prayer. Join us, won't you.
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