Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11

Chile, 1973

United States, 2001

September 11 ... is not only a day of remembrance for the United States, but for Chile as well.

So began a news article I ran across this morning. Thirty-four years after the military coup in Chile, September 11 is still a somber day in this country. It is a day often marked by demonstrations and protests even though Chile now celebrates freedom and democracy. Decades-old wounds still run deep in the hearts and minds of many Chileans, both here and those who were dispersed abroad as a result of the events of that fateful day.

So today we to remember to pray for both of our countries - our patriotic home and our adopted home - and to be especially thankful that

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
- Psalm 34: 18

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


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