Thursday, September 11, 2008

He was there


Meet Me in the Stairwell

You say you will never forget where you were when
you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I
held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the
peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it
is OK.. I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed
breakfast to their children. I held her up as she
tried to understand his words and as she realized
he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a
woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been
knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said.
'Of course I will show you the way home - only
believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest
ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He
heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,
with every prayer. I was with the crew as they
were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the
believers there, comforting and assuring them that their
faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan...
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew
every name - though not all know Me.
Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the
smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take my hand.'
Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You
may not know why, but I do. However, if you were
there in that explosive moment in time, would you have
reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey
for you. But someday your journey will end.
And I will be there for you as well.

Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment,
you know you are 'ready to go.'
I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

~Stacey Randall

10 comments:

Pam in Colorado said...

Very nice. How much we seem to forget.

Penless Thoughts said...

What a wonderfully written truth. Thanks so very much for posting it.
Susan

Deb said...

Great posting, Amen!! Keep Praying!

liz fenwick said...

Got me all weepy - thanks. I came here from Caroline's black boxes :-)

Momma Roar said...

So good. It brings tears to my eyes when read to the Mannheim Steamrollers music.

Thanks for posting it!


Have a wonderful weekend Diana!

Jamey said...

That was great! I've never seen that before, thanks for sharing!

Pen of Jen said...

Yep this one gets me. I felt Him too.

Thanks for this!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Someone emailed me this and I thought it was an amazing poem. What a great reminder that our God is indeed with each and every person in every moment!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful story, and so true our God is always with us. Just today we had a deadly train and metro line accident in LA, many died and many in hospitals, my prayer all evening has been hoping that those who died were ready to meet their saviour

Lori said...

That was neat. Thanks for sharing.
Remembering back makes me sad.