Posted by Intagrate Lite
Like most of us who were alive during 9/11, I’ve spent a lot of time this week reflecting on the events of that day, the lives lost, and of a world forever changed. I had never been to New York when the twin towers stood, but having been there dozens of times since 2001, it has become my favorite city in the world.
I ended up working a lot in lower Manhattan and even in an office that overlooked Ground Zero, so I was able to watch the site being rebuilt all the way up until the memorial opened and One World Trade Center was completed.
I snapped this picture of the cross at Ground Zero during my first trip to New York in the fall of 2002 with Olivia and my parents (with a film camera). Years later it was good to see that it has been preserved in the 9/11 museum. While this cross can clearly be seen as a reminder of the earthly events that happened, it is also a reminder to me that no matter what happens on this earth we have a citizenship in heaven (Phil 3:20) that was made possible by the love that God demonstrated toward us in sacrificing His Son on the cross of Calvary, and no force in heaven or on earth can separate us from that love (Rom 8:31-39).