It is never intentional--it happens without malice or purpose--it just happens. 9/11 came and we were shocked--rolled back on our heels---alarmed at how this could have happened. We stood together--arm in arm--united against those who would dare to attack us--supporting those who lost so much that day---vigilant that it never be allowed to occur again. It pulled us together and we flocked to churches--praying for those who lost---asking God's favor on our country. The enemy was attacked--a victory was claimed---and then we began to forget. We turned our eyes away from God and focused on the fracture created by political differences.
It is repeated over and over through out history. Read through 2 Kings---they forgot over and over. Life became good--they became complacent---took the blessings for granted and turned from God. Disaster would follow, they would unite in worship of God--begging forgiveness and favor, only to have the same pattern repeat once again. Mankind are slow-learners---or we never learn. Sadly it often takes great tragedy to open our eyes and turn them back to The Father. We do not intend to forget--it just happens.
My prayer--Lord sharpen our memories--prick our conscious--open our eyes --give us the wisdom to realize when others suffer we are Your hands and feet--we are blessed to be Your servants. Help us, Lord, to not forget.
"Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, -