by Lisa Oldham
September 12, 2001
Jeremy Brett left us six years ago today, and we still cherish his memory.
As I do every year at this time, I had planned to post a simple remembrance of Jeremy on TBE.
However, in light of the shattering events of September 11, 2001, I must amend that remembrance:
I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those whose lives were ended--and to all those whose lives were endangered--by the unspeakable acts of terrorism committed against the United States in New York City, in Washington, D.C., and in Pennsylvania.
I truly appreciate the messages of concern I've received from friends overseas, asking how we are doing in the US.
And, I'm especially thankful to have received confirmation that a friend in New York City (who it turns out actually witnessed the World Trade Center attacks) is safe. I've also learned that another friend in NYC is okay.
Our entire nation was impacted by this senseless, heinous tragedy. But, I believe that God is still in control, and by His strength and grace--and with the support of our friends from around the world--we will break through "the circle of misery and violence and fear."
Please keep the US (and the more than 79 other countries who lost citizens in these attacks) in your thoughts and prayers. And, if you live in the US, please consider donating blood. I'm told that, while the immediate need for blood has been met, the supply will need to be replenished over the next few weeks and months as more surgeries occur. To donate, please contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. To give a financial donation, call 1-800-HELP-NOW. Due to high demand, the ARC website and the toll-free numbers may be difficult to reach at times, but please keep trying.
Until next time,
"For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this
all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed."
--II Corinthians 4:6-9 (NIV)
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