MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL
You say you will never forget where you were
when you heard the news on September 11,
Neither will I.
I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled
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 OK ...
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
and as she realized he wasn't coming home
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
only believe in Me now."
I was at the base of the building with the
ministering to the injured and devastated
I took him home to tend to his Flock in
He heard my voice and answered.
I was with
the Police Officers,
the Emergency Workers.
I was there,
watching each brave step they took.
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
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
Some met Me for the first time on the 86th
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
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
I will be in the stairwell of your final
I could say, "Author Unknown to me,"
but I do believe God had a hand in writing
If the Earthly Author steps forth, I will
gladly give credit.