My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? (Psalm 22:1 KJV)
September 11, 2001, many people haven’t forgotten terrible attack on two buildings in New York and Pentagon City. Most people in New York and Pentagon would still wonder about why these terrible things happened in this country. And some would have forgotten what happened on that beautiful day.
We may have a question as we see many terrible things occurred during the last ten years or more. As David asked God in Psalm 22:1, we might ask why God has forsaken America. If you are one of them who ask that question, you are not alone. There maybe thousands of people who ask themselves a question since 9/11/2001. As we saw what happened in New Orleans last year, this one question is still remained in people’s minds.
Although many people are looking for the answer, God doesn’t ignore them. Instead, He would like to explain why these terrible events were happening to this particular land. God would like to have a personal relationship with them, so they would have Father who they can rely on. I Peter 5:7 tells us that we can give all of our worries to God, because He cares for each of us.
When Jesus cried out Psalm 22:1 on the Cross, His Father didn’t ignore His agony. Although He can call His 2000 armies of angels to take out from the Cross, Jesus decided to take the pain for us and His Father cried out with Him as He looked down on His Son, Jesus.
Even many people are crying out for help, God always hears their agonies and is ready to help them. If they don’t see any hope from tragedies, there is the only one way to restore their hopes and dreams. That is through Jesus Christ, who died for all of our sins, and resurrected on the third day to live with His Father, so that He can bring down the Holy Spirit to live within each of us. If you are victim of 9/11 tragedy or Hurricane Katrina, I like to tell you that you are not alone. When you give all your life to Jesus Christ, He will give your new life that you ever imagine and He will adopt you as His daughter or son in His eternal Kingdom. Accept Jesus Christ this very moment before His invitation would be too late.