Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Healing Field

One of my missionary colleagues went with me to see the Healing Field this afternoon. It is a ski slope that was dedicated to the remembrance of 9-11 this weekend. Located just to the northeast of Grand Rapids, volunteers had spent hours of their time putting up 3,000 flags, one for each of those killed on 9-11, with several additional ones, because they believe others were killed who were not identified. Almost as far as the eye could see, there were flags posted in the ground. I'd never before seen anything like it. It served as a poignant reminder of the lives lost that day, with many of the flags bearing the name and a short paragraph of information about persons killed on 9-11. It was a busy, busy place with hundreds of people there. Traffic was backed up for close to a mile as we left.

Afterwards we attended the evening service at my colleague's church, since we didn't have time to make it back to our houses and then go on to our individual churches. (I had no idea there would be such a crowd at the Healing Field!)

Speaking at my church this morning was a Christian politician. He was so good. I came away from the service telling myself that if there were more men and women like him in politics, we would not be in the mess we are currently in in this country.

May God bless America!
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1 comment:

Susan said...

What a neat place! Very nice that there were people willing to put together something like that in memory of all the lives lost. Also inspiring to hear about Christian politicians out there. At times, our governing class seems hopeless ...