Meet Me In The Stairwell

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
September 18, 2006

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 “Goodbye.” 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 okay…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. “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

Written by: Stacey Randall
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17 comments
  1. Amazingly powerful…and comforting. Even for a kat. My humans will pass this on. Thanks fur posting! (trills)!

    Shrimp

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  2. willbfit said:

    Reblogged this on Willbfit's Journey and commented:
    A gentle reminder that we are never alone, beautifully written.

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  3. Oh the omnipresence of God! Even on our darkest days, He is there. “If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night, even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.'”(Psalm 139:11-12)

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  4. Anonymous said:

    …and the terrorists? For Christ died for the ungodly.

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    • Yes, he was there for them too. But with hate-filled hearts, they proclaimed that their god was great, as they prepared to enter the embrace of the 72 virgins of their Islamic paradise. They refused the Holy One of Israel in the service of their master.

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  5. "Working for Christ" said:

    A wonderful, powerful message! Thanks, Kenny T! 🙂 Dave

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  6. This gives me shivers every time I read it. What a wonderful reminder that God is with us every step of the way. Thank you for sharing this!

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  7. What supreme comfort to know that Jesus will be there in our final moments, wherever we may be. He will calm our fears and gently lead us to our eternal home in heaven. There is nothing to fear!

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  8. Thank you for this touching post. I reblogged 🙂

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  9. With stories like these we can understand why Father allows such terrible things. It is during adversity that people call out to Him the most.

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  10. Heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

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