It Happened September 11, 2001

God's Building An Army

Author Unknown

It was late one Tuesday evening, 
Before a mother finally sat down, 
To tell her only child about the terror
That hit downtown.

As she looked into the eyes of the son 
That she loved so,
She felt her heart begin to break
And the hurt begin to show.

She gathered all her strength and courage, 
Her story she began to tell.
"Baby don't cry, but I'm afraid daddy
Might be underneath a building that fell."

The boy looked back at his mother, 
His eyes made not one blink. 
And the mother's tears began to fall.
What would her son think?

You see, his dad is a firefighter, 
And his hero from the day of his birth. 
He loved his dad more than anything else 
That could ever inherit this earth.

The mother's head began to drop, 
Her forehead resting on her palm.
She thought her son would be upset. 
Instead, he was very calm.

The boy leaned over towards his mom, 
And put his small hand on her head.
In her ear he began to whisper, 
And this is what he said:

"Mommy please don't cry, 
I knew daddy wasn't coming home.
I talked to him just a while ago, 
Only it wasn't on the phone.

He told me that he loved me,
And he promised we'd meet again.
And he told about his new home, 
And his new job he was to begin."

The boy explained that "God is building an army, 
and he told of all the angels he needed.
And, that, is where daddy and the others went.
They weren't all defeated."

It was then, the mother lifted her head.
The tears streamed down her face, 
And she could feel her husband's presence, 
as it filled her heart with grace.

It was then she knew her son was right. 
He was in God's army now. 
She also knew her son would always be safe, 
that he'd be kept from harm somehow.

So, let the evil-doers of the world beware.
An army is on the way,
And it's just been revived with a few thousand new angels. 
They've started the dawn of a new day.

This army's commander has never been beaten. 
His power has never been matched,
And if these monsters think he was almighty before...... 
Well, the surface has just been scratched!


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