We sang this hymn (#764 from the Lutheran Service Book) in worship this morning:
When aimless violence takes those we love,
When random death strikes childhood’s promise down,
When wrenching loss becomes our daily bread,
We know, O God You leave us not alone.
Because Your Son knew agony and loss,
Felt desolation, grief and scorn and shame,
We know You will be with us, come what may,
Your loving presence near, always the same.
A great deal was taken from us Americans on that morning ten years ago.
But there’s one thing that can never be taken away.
I can’t think of a better way to spend this day than to worship the Lord Jesus, who is always near, always the same. His love for us is stronger than any attack… past or future.