MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL
(Background “Silent Night” by Manheim Steamroller)

You say you will never  forget where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001. Neither  will  I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke  filled room  with  a man who called his wife to say "Good-Bye." I held  his  fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the  peace  to say, "Honey, I am not  going to make it, but it  is  OK...I am ready to go."

I was with his wife when he called as she fed  breakfast to their children. I held her up as she  tried to understand his words and as she realized  he wasn't coming home that night.

I was  in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. "I  have been knocking  on the door of your heart for 50 years!"  I said and   "Of  course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now."

I was at the base of the building with the  Priest  ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very  hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas, Kansas,  London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every  face. I knew every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me for the  first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.

Some couldn't hear Me calling  to them through the smoke and flames; "Come to Me... this way... take  my hand." Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was  there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day.  You may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that  explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?
 

 September 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you. But  someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are "ready to  go."

 I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

 God

I believe in the sun even if it isn't shining.
I believe in love even when I am alone.
I believe in God even when He is silent.
~Author Unknown~