Just One Human Family

Today is September 12.

National Just One Human Family Day.

I had no clue what that meant so I looked it up. Basically, in a nut shell, it was established just after the September 11th attacks in 2001 to promote world peace. Recognizing that even though we all have different beliefs, cultures, and ways of doing things, we still all share this planet and should learn how to get along.

World Peace.

Sounds really nice, doesn’t it?

Is it even possible?

Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001?

I was asked that question multiple times yesterday. The answer, absolutely. I remember the overwhelming feelings of grief and helplessness as I watched the plane crash into the second tower and even more so as the towers began to fall. I still to this day can’t watch news footage from that day and not experience those same emotions all over again just like it was the first time.

Ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, there has been tragedy and heartbreak. Adam and Eve, through their disobedience, severed their relationship with God and later their children followed as Cain killed his brother Abel until “the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent and the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5)

With all the chaos and strife in this life, the idea of world peace does seem far fetched. However as followers of Jesus, He gives us a peace that can’t be explained. It helps us to deal with the difficult times knowing that He is ultimately working all this mess out for our good and His glory.

So as you remember where you were on that September day, know that true peace and love is possible only through Christ Jesus, and one day He will bring complete peace.

2 responses to “Just One Human Family”

  1. I enjoy your blogs so much!


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