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SILENT NIGHT - A Beautiful Poem for FReepers Everywhere
Charleston Radio Station ^ | 12/18/01 | unk

Posted on 12/18/2001 7:47:38 AM PST by Commonsense

TO FREEPERS EVERYWHERE: Someone sent this to me by email. It's on the website of a Charleston, SC radio station HERE . It is so much better if you go to this site so you can listen to the music and the reading as you follow along. It is beautiful.

Silent Night

You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say, "Good-bye."

I held his fingers steady as he dialed

I gave him the peace to say, "Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK...I am ready to go."

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children.

I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out for Me for help. "I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!" I said, "Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now."

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

I was on four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas, Kansas, London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name - though not all know Me. Some met me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.

Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; "Come to Me...this way...take My hand." Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.

But, I was there.

I did not place you in the tower that day. You may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you. But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are "ready to go."

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

Remember...I love you.


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I really wanted to share this with all of you. If you have a dry eye after hearing it, let me know.

Please, bump it to everyone you know.

1 posted on 12/18/2001 7:47:38 AM PST by Commonsense
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To: 2APatriot; AJ Insider; Amanda King; ao98; Battle Flag; Big Steve; Captain Shady; Church Lady...
For your enjoyment. Please bump to everyone on your bump list.
2 posted on 12/18/2001 7:49:53 AM PST by Commonsense
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To: Cool Guy, JohnHuang2, patent, LurkerNoMore!, Ms AntiFeminazi, Seekingthetruth, Minute Gal, IronJa
Sharing this with you. Please, bump to everyone you can. It's too beautiful and inspiring to pass up.
3 posted on 12/18/2001 7:51:49 AM PST by Commonsense
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To: Commonsense
bump
4 posted on 12/18/2001 7:56:00 AM PST by sangoo
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To: Commonsense
No dry eyes on this one. Thanks for the post.
5 posted on 12/18/2001 8:31:33 AM PST by YadaYada
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To: Commonsense
sniff, sniff.
6 posted on 12/18/2001 9:06:33 AM PST by abner
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To: Commonsense
>>>>I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

Bump. I hope we can all call on Him in our final moments.

patent

7 posted on 12/18/2001 9:28:41 AM PST by patent
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To: Commonsense
HI, Commonsense. DONE!
8 posted on 12/18/2001 9:54:23 AM PST by stand watie
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To: Commonsense
I heard this too. This was not a "Christian" Radio station. Aren't you glad we live in the Bible Belt?
9 posted on 12/18/2001 1:16:10 PM PST by The Game Hen
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To: The Game Hen
Never been more glad than now. I wish every one could read/hear this one.
10 posted on 12/18/2001 5:24:21 PM PST by Commonsense
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To: Commonsense
J., Am passing this on the group at Paltalk. That is if I can speak without tears in my voice. It is absolutely, well, I don't know how to describe the emotions that are running through my heart and mind at this time. Also passing this on to my brother and several others via link. First time that I have heard it. I might have to wait till tomorrow, I can't stop crying...
11 posted on 12/18/2001 7:42:13 PM PST by dixie sass
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To: Commonsense
BTTT. Beautiful, simply beautiful.
12 posted on 12/18/2001 7:48:30 PM PST by Heff
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To: Commonsense
Thanks for the ping, my friend. Beautiful poem, indeed.
13 posted on 12/19/2001 12:41:44 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: AuntB;nunya bidness;GrandmaC;Washington_minuteman;tex-oma;buffyt;Grampa Dave;Jolly Rodgers...
Ping...
14 posted on 12/19/2001 12:42:07 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Commonsense
BTTT
15 posted on 12/19/2001 12:45:54 AM PST by kattracks
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To: GVNR;pontiac,ClevelandJim;junior ditto head;dubyaismypresident;commiewatcher;drj'sfirst...
BTTT......
16 posted on 12/19/2001 1:03:42 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: JohnHuang2
thank you and a Merry Christmas to you & yours

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17 posted on 12/19/2001 2:57:22 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Commonsense; JohnHuang2
Not a dry eye in THIS house. Thanks so much for sharing.

John, I was 'out of sorts' after reading the article you pinged about the poll showing so many Americans just don't get the seriousness of what traitor Walker did. This poem reminded me of what we must never forget, no matter the unbelievability of some news.

18 posted on 12/19/2001 5:02:38 AM PST by okimhere
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To: JohnHuang2
Never forget bump...
19 posted on 12/19/2001 5:21:39 AM PST by eureka!
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To: JohnHuang2
bump!
20 posted on 12/19/2001 6:33:41 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: JohnHuang2
Beautiful.

Thanks, John.

21 posted on 12/19/2001 7:25:52 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks for the ping, JH2! This is a wonderful read.

I hope you have a very

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

22 posted on 12/19/2001 8:07:59 AM PST by dixiechick2000
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To: JohnHuang2; Commonsense
Thank you so much.
23 posted on 12/19/2001 9:57:24 AM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: Commonsense
Thanks J!
24 posted on 12/19/2001 9:59:03 AM PST by diotima
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks very much, John.
25 posted on 12/19/2001 10:59:26 AM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: JohnHuang2, joanie-f
Thanks for the ping, John.

Joanie, you will like this.

26 posted on 12/19/2001 1:56:55 PM PST by SiliconValleyGuy
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To: homeschool mama; marylina
Bump and a Blessed Christmas to both of you!
27 posted on 12/19/2001 5:52:41 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma
BUMP for a beautiful read, and Christmas blessings back to you, Brad's Gramma!

Guess what, Gramma? I'm going to be a first-time gramma! Whooppee!!!

28 posted on 12/19/2001 6:46:35 PM PST by marylina
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To: commonsense;2sheep
BUMP
29 posted on 12/19/2001 6:58:32 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks for the ping, Gramma. What a tear jerker...in a bittersweet way. ;o)
30 posted on 12/19/2001 9:27:55 PM PST by homeschool mama
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To: shaggy eel;Thinkin' Gal;Jeremiah Jr;Prodigal Daughter;TrueBeliever9;babylonian
>I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor...

Thanks for the bump.  It is amazing to see this apostate pablum passed around and people devour it.  People should read their Bibles instead!

There are seven (7) questions below in v. 3-6 and the answer to every one is NO!  That includes v. 6.

Am 3:3  Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?
6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

Ro 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

Ec 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

31 posted on 12/20/2001 2:51:10 AM PST by 2sheep
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To: Commonsense
Based on the premise that 1. God is all seeing, all knowing, and all powerful. 2. Men have the freedom to choose, and God respects that and waits for us to ask before he intervenes. 3. Satan is real and can gain power over us.

I believe that anyone that has not gained a personal realtionship with our Father in heaven, and does not pray on a daily basis and ask God for what they need, may have bad things happen. I do not believe that God makes bad things happen, however I do believe he withdraws and allows the course of nature and Satan take over. He withdraws because he believes that man must first have faith, second repent and third ask for him to be in their lives. "Faith precedes Miracles."

Any of us having children, should know how hard it is to stand back and allow your children to make their own decisions and/or mistakes. Only helping your children when they ask for your help or opinion. We all realize though, that if we do not allow them to make their own decisions/mistakes, they will never grow up and become happy responsible citizens.

If we are made in the image of God, we must then assume that it is just as hard for him to stand back and let nature take its cours and see us hurting when we reap the consequences of our actions.

If faith and blessings increase exponentially, it would follow that consequences would do the same in a negative direction.

One thing that is comforting, is that no matter what, God will forgive us, as long as we repent.

32 posted on 12/20/2001 4:13:13 AM PST by ODDITHER
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To: joanie-f
Check your mail.
33 posted on 12/20/2001 6:52:29 AM PST by aodell
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To: Commonsense
Oh my gosh, I heard this on KFYI coming home today! The most beautiful and moving poem I have ever heard.
34 posted on 12/20/2001 2:34:37 PM PST by hope
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To: ODDITHER; Havoc
These are "as in the days of Noe."  In those days, the whole world was wicked and only 8 souls were saved and the rest destroyed in Judgment.  Judgment BEGINS at the house of God.  God did not comfort the residents of Sodom when the fire fell.  Esau was not comforted and did not find repentance.  See Heb. 6.  See also Prov. 1:20-33. 

Mt 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

35 posted on 12/20/2001 4:46:38 PM PST by 2sheep
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