A powerful testimony from the pilot who should have flown American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001.
Watch the whole thing.
You can also read Russell D. Moore’s cover story for this month’s issue of Christianity Today: The Gospel at Ground Zero.
Paula Sue Guerrero saysSeptember 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm
I must say this was powerful!! God Bless You!
Greg saysSeptember 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm
Debbie Perez saysSeptember 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm
I remember that day. My husband and I were woke up by the phone. It was his brother in Las Vegas telling us to get up and put the tv on. He then tells us we (meaning) America was under attack. We turned the tv on just as the first plane hit the tower. All we could do was sit and cry as we watched the second one hit and then the towers started to crumble. Our oldest grandson was really affected by that day. He was 8yrs old. For a long time he talked about the people falling and all that went on, but what really bothered him was he thought Ben Laden would find him and hurt him. That day was a real eye opener for us all. My heart breaks for all those who lost loved ones that day but we all lost our inocense that day. If it were not for my faith in Jesus I would not be able to go through another day. If this country doesn’t get back to teaching the Bible in our schools and get back to a moral standard of accountablity we are in for much worse than what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. May God keep us safe. Debbie Perez
Marilyn Davis saysSeptember 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Thanks for the parenting point on “Forgiveness” and for the testimony “In My Seat” Living life on purpose and with a sense of urgency is each of our responsibility. Your message really intensified that fact in me. Jesus gave it ALL so we could live and I really need to really live to help others realize the sacrifice He made for us. Thanks so much for your testimony.
David Lucarelli saysSeptember 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm
As I listened to Russell Moore’s story. I had great difficulty stopping myself from crying. It really helped me to realize how important it is for each one of us to seek out the story of Jesus Christ in our own way. Then very closely examine how this story makes you feel. I believe Jesus christ gave his life for all of us. If we just give our lives to him that we will be with Jesus forever in eternity. At the moment we do this we will be with Jesus in paradise when we die. Please don’t just take my word for it close your eyes and ask God to reveal himself to you. Then when he does your life will never be the same again. Please be sure to share this with others what you have done. May God bless you. I love you for giving me the chance to explain what someone told me once. I have never been the same since.
Alexander Lennox saysSeptember 10, 2011 at 4:51 am
A powerful testimony to Gods saving power, I was left speechless as I listed to this young. 9/11 will live in my memory, as will the other terrorist atrocities that happened in my own country by the IRA. My heart goes out to the victimes and the families of 9/11
Jeanette Espinosa saysSeptember 10, 2011 at 5:58 am
What a beautiful testimony, I’m speechless and yet spiritually joyful for you being able to share this with all of us! I don’t know what eles to say so I will thank the Lord again and again for using this time 10 years ago to Glorify his name! God’s plans are ALWAYS perfect even when it hurts! Thank you for sharing!
Joan saysSeptember 10, 2011 at 7:12 am
What a powerful testimony this is! Thank you for sharing this with us. It really intensifies the fact that we should be living everyday in a manner that glorifies God. I,too, want to stand before God when it is my time and hear Him say, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
Joan saysSeptember 10, 2011 at 7:22 am
Thanks so much for this powerful testimony. From this we learn so much. If as a people, created by a wonderful God would just come together, walking in love, forgiveness, practicing and exhibiting the fruit of the spirit the kingdom of God can be expanded. I’m reminded of the words of Jesus, “…the gates of hell shall not prevail against.” Yes we have a real opponent but love will never fail.
Scott saysSeptember 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm
“Sequence Failed Continuity,” or did it? What is our altitude? If being in the will of God transcends circumstances, will not circumstances fit? To those clinging to insignificant threads, whatever philosophies, Steve is flagging way more than circularity’s. Highlighting in the parallel, one man unknowingly, in the river of his lifetime, shedding blood to keep another safe, with the greatest most awe inspiring truth of the son of men, full of knowledge, willfully allowing his blood to be shed, to secure forever the eternal safety of the same man and all his brothers and sisters, God’s children, both inside- on earth where they dare a stand, and outside the river of time.
There is indeed more than the principals of God breathed freedoms here. Not many risk, less still feel and then act on the obligation to share their notes to God, their testimony, because of the privilege of having someone die in their place twice. Thank you Steve.
To Steve’s Scripture- 1 Corinthians 15:3, I add my life verse Romans 4:3
John Notter Jr saysSeptember 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm
Thank you so much! Great testimony. I had just talked to a young boy that I had taught with a similar testimony. He was sent off duty to have a look at a sore on his leg while in Afganistan. The truck that he was assigned to hit a roadside mine and killed the crew. it should have been him. God is always faithful to those who love Him!
Mark Allldredge saysSeptember 11, 2011 at 8:02 am
Thank you for that inspiring account. I feel the truth of your words. It touched my heart and strengtned my faith in God’s purposes and in the good in my fellow men.
Patricia saysSeptember 11, 2011 at 8:12 am
What a challenge to all of us who know the Savior to finish strong.
Martha saysSeptember 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm
So powerful and makes you want God to say to you well done my good and faithful servant. Makes you want to live a better life as a christian and to do your best.
Kevin saysSeptember 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm
That is a powerful story. and I want to remind him that God made us Righteous through his Son and I dont care what youve done, if you are a child of God He will say well done because you are his child and he knows your weakness and He is no longer counting our sins against us any more, Jesus died ONCE FOR ALL MEN FOR ALL TIME. Believe it and receive it. Rest in the FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST.
Rhonda saysSeptember 12, 2011 at 4:24 pm
I am thankful for this powerful and inspiring testimony! We cannot understand everything God does, but we know He cannot compromise His perfect integrity; He is always just and always true in all His ways. Revelation 15:3
In the pain and perplexity may knowing God comfort you: Although His ways are past finding out, His heart has no blemish; it is utterly beautiful and intimate with suffering and loss. Romans 11:33
…to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever… Romans 16:27
jenoliya saysSeptember 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm
our GOD is an awesome God…
lets praise him and thank him…
jenoliya saysSeptember 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Dave saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm
Thanks Pete for opening your heart to many.