Fourteen years ago on this day everyone in this country saw how quickly the world can change from the normal to the chaotic. David's statement, that there is but a step between me and death, became shockingly real before us all. For some time people seem to focus on, not just living, but dying. God has given us such reminders in so many other ways as well. Storms, accidents; land, sea, and air. As of January 1, 42 million people have died in the world. Since this day began at 12:00 midnight, 42,000 souls went to meet their judgment. Approximately 3800 people will die today in America, without the need of a intervention of a terrorist attack. Oh how much we need to consider as we reflect upon the images of that fateful day, and horrific scenes of the way men and women had to choose, not how to live, but how to die. So many had to make that choice in a matter of minutes, not days or weeks or months or years like some of us!!! How we need to hear and heed the words of the prophet Amos in chapter 4 verse 12, PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD.