The Word Among Us

September 2006 Issue

“I Come to You in the Name of the Lord!”

Facing Up to the Goliaths in Our Lives

Five years ago this month, the world looked on with shock as the United States was subjected to the worst terror attack in its history. On September 11, 2001, radical Islamists hijacked four commercial airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City, into the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., and into a field in rural Pennsylvania. Nearly three thousand people were killed that day; thousands more were injured; and countless others were reduced to stunned silence.

As devastating as the actual attacks were, the aftermath was equally devastating, but in a different, more prolonged way. The United States...

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