“Are you guys ready? Let’s roll!”.
Todd Beemer was on United Flight 93. The one that crashed into an empty field in Pa. rather than into the Capitol. He was a faithful, evangelical believer. After the flight was hijacked by terrorists he managed to make a phone call to a 911 operator while on board the plane. Her name was Lisa Jefferson. After explaining the situation on the plane he asked Lisa to pray with him. As Newsweek relates, “Beamer kept a Lord’s Prayer bookmark in his Tom Clancy novel, but he didn’t need any prompting. He began to recite the ancient litany, and Jefferson joined him: “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.”………As they finished, Beamer added, “Jesus, help me.” And then Beamer and his fellow passenger prayed a prayer that has comforted millions down through the centuries. The prayer that David wrote in a time of great anguish: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want… Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil……….” And then the famous last words: “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll.” 20 years ago today most of us over 30 were glued to our television sets. Unbeknownst to all of us at the time, God was working through one of His children to combat evil. I guarantee you that the instant that plane hit the ground the hijackers faced real terror but Todd Beemer rejoiced. Today live like your true future goes beyond this life, it does. #BeTheEdge #NeverForget
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 NIV