365 days. That’s how long it’s been since the ACU student body stood as one in shock and disbelief and watched the most horrific events of our lifetimes unfold. As with most anniversaries, the world will look back at the elapsed time and measure the changes that have occurred. But one thing has remained the same.
The United States turned to God in the immediate aftermath of last year’s terrorist attacks. More people went to church, more people prayed, more people became aware of the God who has been watching over them through any number of disasters.
Much talk was made of whether God was punishing America for her supposed secularization through the attacks. This question contradicted the very nature of God and dismissed the power of Satan in a fallen world. If anything proved the power of Satan through the fallen race of man, Sept. 11 was the day.
Humanity instinctively seeks a higher power in times of disaster; few atheists existed on Sept. 11 and the days after. Because the supposed logic that says a God cannot exist breaks down when confronted with a problem the mind cannot grasp.
There is a God. He is alive. And his goodness has been manifest throughout the world as he has worked in the aftermath of Sept. 11.
Life may be returning to normal, but those who saw the awesome power of God destroy the work Satan set out to accomplish 365 days ago will never be the same. That’s one change we can be sure will be lasting.