A ministry reflects on purpose and future in the wake of tragedy

By September 9, 2011

USA (MNN) — As the 10th anniversary of 9/11
approaches, President of HCJB Global Wayne Pederson provides us this commentary.

"Where were you on September 11, 2001? 



I was involved in a meeting of National Religious Broadcasters.
Irwin Lutzer was keynote speaker, and as we learned of the tragic attacks, we
gathered the group, and Dr. Lutzer began to teach of St. Augustine's [writings concerning] the 'City of
God' and the city of man. This world
is not our home. The City of God is
real, and permanent. 



Our world has changed since then, and the attacks on our nation
transformed America from the great benefactor of the world to a country fearful
and suspicious of our international colleagues.



Many mission organizations have chosen not to view people in these
countries as enemies. Jesus taught us to
love our enemies and pray for those who despise us. He gave us the ministry of
reconciliation.



HCJB Global has redoubled its efforts to proclaim the message of
Christ through media and to demonstrate God's love through human care. The
verse I discovered on 09/11/01 rings true today. It's Psalm 91:1, 'He who dwells in the
shelter of the Most High, will rest in the Shadow of the Almighty.' That might be good reflection on this
9/11."

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