In March of 2002, after the Islamic terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001, a firefighter in New York City found steel from the Twin Towers which had a single page from the Bible fused to it.
The steel was discovered under a temporary true route called Tully Road, and a local photographer captured the message.
A passage from Jesus’ Sermon the Mount, from the Gospel of Matthew, was clearly readable:
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
What an incredible passage to remember! Immediately after an Islamic terrorist attack that killed almost 3,000 citizens, Americans demanded revenge. But this passage reminds us that that’s not always the best reaction.
As the photographer explained, “This shredded, burned, and rubble-covered Bible came to me from the loving hands of a fireman who knew that I was the record keeper of ground zero.” And, “My astonishment at seeing the page that the Bible was open to made me realize that the Bible’s message survives throughout time, And in every era we interpret its teachings freshly, as the occasion demands.”
America is a Christian nation, and under President George W. Bush’s leadership we responded forcefully in the Islamic world. However, this is something to consider.
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