Reflections on 9/11 from the Book of Amos

In my morning quiet time, I’ve been reading through “The Daily Walk Bible” this year, which offers a daily devotional along with a guide to read through the Bible in one year.

My copy was published in 1997, well before the tragic and terrible events that unfolded on September 11, 2001.  So I was struck when I reached the September 11th reading titled “Visions of Horror and Hope” paired with a reading in chapters eight and nine in the Book of Amos.

Amos was a man of the soil who worked his sycamore and fig groves in a small town south of Bethlehem. His prophecy announces coming  judgment on the northern kingdom of Israel, which had strayed far from God.

The Daily Walk devotional describes disaster that would come suddenly, “like a flood, leaving the people in hopeless despair.”

Sept 11th from the air

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