May 28th – Sunday

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. – Romans 8:1

On this day in 2002, cleanup duties at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center towers officially ended with the removal of the final steel girder. The collapse of the Twin Towers after two jet planes collided with them left billions of pounds of debris in their wake, a stark reminder of what was lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Hundreds of people dedicated a total of 1.5 million man-hours to the cleanup efforts, accruing only one serious injury among them, while coming out under budget and ahead of schedule by three months. The cleanup crews held a ceremony to signify the end of their somber but cathartic process. Wrapping the steel girder in black muslin and an American flag, they walked the final piece of debris to its final resting place away from the now-open face of Ground Zero.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For federal, state, and local officials as they deal with the destruction caused both by natural disasters and by vandals or saboteurs.
  • For Director Christopher Wray to seek God’s wisdom as he heads the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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