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I wrote a song in 2008 when my brother-in-law, a career soldier who used to parachute into a country and rescue people (part of special forces in the UK — he had retired at the time of his death). However, this willingness to go way above the extra mile to help one's fellow human beings was so well demonstrated in the events of 9/11 that I thought it very appropriate for all the everyday men and women who proved they were heroes time and time again be remembered in my song. It is called, "When Giants Fall."

*** Posted by Sheila Aldrich on 2010-09-09 ***
 

The time draws near of that fateful day 9/11. It is the nine-year anniversary this weekend. I am a British woman with no connection in the U.S, but I would just like to say my thoughts and prayers are with all of the families, friends, and service men and women who have lost loved ones and suffered immensely from the never forgetful disaster. Even to this day, when I watch the events of 9/11, my stomach turns, and I have a tears rolling down my cheeks. God bless you all, and I hope you will find some comfort in this post. We will never forget! xx

*** Posted by Paula on 2010-09-09 ***
 

On 9-11 there is a large group of us on Facebook that will be changing our profile pictures to an eagle with an American flag on his eye. Each one of the badges will have the name of one of the heroes lost on 9-11. I have been given the honor of wearing Donald Greene. If ANY OF YOU are on Facebook, watch for the eagle badge. I would love to see it all over the web site. We will, also, at 12:00 EST be posting the names of all those lost on that day into our news feeds. WE HOPE TO GATHER THE ATTENTION OF OTHERS TO THE LOST LIVES AND REMEMBER THEM. We are a small group of about 60, but with over 1,000 friends each, so we will reach many. Thank you for allowing this post. I hope others will see it.

*** Posted by Teresa Super on 2010-09-09 ***
 

TWIN TOWERS

There once stood two lovely towers.
They both were blown up by cowards.
So unique and so tall,
Never imagined they'd fall.
On that sad day we lost lots of lives,
But most of all people lost children, husbands, and wives.
All they have left is to visit a grave,
But all of the world thinks they're courageous and brave.

R.I.P.

*** Posted by Kieran Nolan (age 7, Glasgow, Scotland) on 2010-09-09 ***
 

You are, were, and will always be heroes. May my work on a novel do your spirit justice. If you want to see the best of humanity, look at the heroes of September eleven, and stand in awe of the light of humanity.

*** Posted by Zypher on 2010-09-09 ***
 

I’m Holding On To Your Love: (Dedicated to those lost in and still living through the events of 9/11)

There are many profits and gods that people worship, with profound rhetoric for life that has been left behind; but Buddha is dead, Mohammed is dead, Confucious is dead. Jesus Christ is alive. Kipling wrote of holding on when there is nothing in you except the will that says to you hold on; but in the deepest darkest valleys of our lives, there is a love that remains completely unconditional and as pure as the driven snow. He knows that each snowflake is different. He knows us by name. He knows every sparrow that falls from the sky. He waits behind a door to a beautiful garden, but the handle is only on our side. The cross is empty.

The title for the album comes from a line in the song, inspired by a cover photo of the beautiful rainbow coloured cards the children had placed on fence in new York. These cards were made for and to the parents who had lost their lives On September 11th 2001. I felt a dichotomy of thought.

That there was such evil in the world, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Sadam Hussain; just to name a few individuals and all the evil of every war. What took place on that terrible day was one of the most evil events of the 21st century and soon after a great deal of the Western world was filled with hatred, war and vengeance. Then I thought of Nelson Mandella. Not just that he spent 29 years in a prison on an island and came out as the president of the very country that put him in that prison; but how he showed forgiveness and led by example. Perhaps there are still so many people in the wake of 9/11 who cannot forgive and who will never forget. I pray that those left behind might just find some comfort in the simple cover of this album and the this song that I dedicate to each and every suffering individual upon that day. May the God of all grace and all understanding be with you all. May all your sorrows be wrapped up in a rainbow and left at the foot of the cross.

The stoicism and bravery of New Yorkers that day and to this day, painted a picture to the perpetrators of that evil act: That they achieved absolutely nothing except a world-wide display of a cowardly nature and nothing more.

The Mirror News reported; it took 5 brave women to bring down the IRA when their brother was murdered by the same people that purported to protect him and that every American dollar dropped into an IRA collection bucket at that time was going to the coffers of killers. True bravery is called forgiveness. Without fear bravery has no meaning. 9/11 was an attempt to give a wake up call to Western arrogance. For some time to come it will still be met with anger and revenge, but true democracy and decency will always prevail and the greatest gift we can honour is something that the devil in all his forms can never fight and win; because Christ has already won that battle for those willing to accept him into their lives as Lord and saviour. When you hold on to his love, forgiveness becomes the most powerful weapon in the world.
Pete Downes: Power chords/chop and lead guitar.
Album Title: WRAP IT UP IN A RAINBOW.

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians Chapter 5 verse 6.

I have toyed with producing these songs for many years; I felt God wrote them, not me and that I have merely been a mouth piece. Suddenly, this album became something else. It became the only way I could stay alive. We all grieve and all pass through pain upon this planet and I truly believe that those who have the ‘potential’ to be as close to Christ as is possible will be taken through the darkest valley imaginable. Having read the story of JOB in the Bible; I never in my wildest dreams felt I would experience something close to this man’s story. The death of my parents and break up of my marriage. family and extended family; the torture, torment and family rejection is something I probably will never be able to write about. I have to understand that living on daily basis with suicide is not God’s plan for me.

‘ I’m Holding On To Your Love’ I needed to speak out from this song. If someone wants to assassinate me by what I write or sing or say; I‘m pretty sure they could find me and do that; but it is impossible to kill the truth. One day we will find out who shot Kennedy and every other single evil act upon this earth. We will all have to face one man, one God, one spirit. We will all have to come face to face with Jesus.

‘Quid est Veritas?’; Pontius Pilate would have said (What is truth?) ‘Est vir quiadest’ came Christ’s reply (It is the man who stands before you)

I have made many mistakes in my life and fight to forgive daily; to let go and let God on a daily basis; but I have repented of all sin and given my life to Christ. I have been born again; thus in my Christian creativity; opening myself unwittingly to the devil on a far grander scale than I could ever believe possible; but let’s not give evil any platform for success; as it can never truly have one if we are to live in the spirit of Jesus and simply believe in the one who sent him and that Christ died for every single one of us.

As I write, I pray for reconciliation with my family and for the love of God that surpasses all knowledge to get me through the dark valley; to wrap every single worry I have; every fear and desperation to be wrapped up in a rainbow and left at the foot of the cross. Father in heaven, I give you all my pain and suffering; knowing that you want to take it from me and pray that I may trust in you with all my heart and soul and lean not upon any of my own understanding.

I pray that I and any other soul upon this earth who have not received closure in their grieving will ask it from you and that it will be given.

Death is pain, but it is also, by its nature closure, despite whatever pain comes and goes with it. Time also, by its nature, is healing. The devil hates closure, for it is the potential of our Godliness to find peace; so the devil seeks havoc when we place the earth first and not Jesus. We must ‘strive to be happy’ and strive to praise God when we are at darkest moments of our lives.

Father in heaven; you know all things. Rabboni; teach us to put you first in everything and to know that you do not want a terrible extended suffering in our lives, but want to give us all of the fruits of the spirit. I pray 1 Peter 5:10 over myself and any other deeply suffering soul upon this earth.

When I was a little boy, I was tired one day after a cross country race that I had given everything I had to. It had snowed very deep in Derbyshire and our fathers camper van had to be abandoned at the foot of a steep hill up from the village of Wirksworth. My Daddy was up ahead, my brother following and I got further and further behind. I started to cry as the snow was deep and I was so tired; my brother, Garrick was older and stronger and he was keeping just about keeping up. Then there was this one moment I will never forget when my Daddy just turned around and walked back towards me and lifted me into his arms.

Hundreds of people have reminded me of the story of the footprints in the sand; to the extent that the I am angry at such a analogy to my pain. I have to take stock of such thinking and just give thanks, that the metaphor is true.

I pray for everyone who has ever suffered and who is suffering deeply on this earth, as I pray for myself; that we can just believe our Daddy has seen enough; that he has turned around in the great snow drifts and lifted us all into his arms.

I pray that you will one day help me and others to make sense of horrific and desperate pain father; that a season will come around with laughter and joy and that I must continue to praise you despite everything. I pray for reconciliation and forgiveness in all I know and all I do and that you might enjoy and be inspired by a few songs and words that were given as a gift for me to give to you.


Rod Woodruff July 2010

*** Posted by Rod Woodruff on 2010-09-07 ***
 

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