America does indeed RISE. America stays STRONG! But only with God’s help and grace

Yes, America Rises!

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“See America rising, watch this eagle soar! Never give up! Never give in, never say die…see America rise!”—“America Rising” by Shari-Lynn Pitifer-Minetti and Rino Minetti

September 11, 2001

That day changed us all.  It brought us closer. We were awakened to the dangers that existed beyond our shores that came to our homeland in a violent way.  But did we shrink back when confronted with it?  No. We are America! America, the beacon in the darkness…that “shining city on a hill” former President Ronald Reagan spoke of.


We reflect, we pause to honor those who sacrificed their lives in the rubble of the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and on United Flight 93 that day.

When faced with challenges, America has a resolve—an eagle’s resolve. God Bless America…where does it come from? That drive? It’s something that should beat in the heart of every American.

America rises with the Lord Jesus Christ behind her, providing the wind in her sails.  But now I wonder, will she yield to God’s direction?  I’d like to think of America as a nation who, as we used to, follow hard after the Lord Jesus Christ.  But now, this nation has put Him on the back-burner and put Him as an afterthought.

However, God was indeed present during all the carnage of 911 ten years ago as He is omnipresent.  Miracles continue and do happen everyday.

It is evidenced in the video “The Cross and the Towers” trailer:

As said in the video trailer, “There’s hope in the midst of all that decay, somehow in all of that darkness, God’s light shone through.”

He indeed looks upon this nation, as He does the whole world.  But we as a nation have taken our eyes off of our Provider, the one who provides us hope, healing, prosperity, and so much more.

Do you notice God’s presence in your life daily, even when it’s rough, or do you ignore Him and go about life as usual?  If we say we are Christians, we are to praise Him in all circumstances, knowing who He is.

Yes, September 11, 2001 was a tragic day. But instead of focusing on the bad, allowing the sadness and pain to endure, why not look to Him, Jesus Christ, the one who can provide peace and healing?

Think of the good that came out of the day.  Many rose to the occasion to defend our nation. They had a steely resolve.  We should look at their example and determination and follow suit…making sure that we don’t go through that again. But America must admit she needs God.

Pause. Reflect. But then get up and set your eyes towards heaven.

“I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” –Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)

All of Psalm 121 speaks of God’s protection. Will America allow God to protect and nurture her, or will she risk the hand of God lifting from her midst? That’s a dangerous position to be in!

America does indeed RISE. America stays STRONG! But only with God’s help and grace.

More Inspirational Links:

There are no words,” by: singer/songwriter Kitty Donohoe
America Rising,” written by: Shari-Lynn Pitifer-Minetti and Rino Minetti, performed by the John Harms Performing Arts Company under the direction of Cathy Roy-Spies 2001


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Felicia Benamon -- Bio and Archives | Comments

Felicia Benamon is a conservative columnist who writes from a political perspective, but occasionally deviates to write about other concerns facing her country. She comes from a military background and is currently a freelance reporter residing in Tennessee.

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