I remember the scene above and the breathless sense I had about the photo. I can't tell you what the steel-beam cross meant when I first saw it!
It's one of those things that may or may not have been the Hand of God. I don't care, I'm going to error in favor of God's glory.
Thank You Lord, for placing that steel beam intersection in the place it was found, thank You for guiding it down from whereever it fell, and thank You for severing the beam pieces in the perfect and beautiful proportions it was found in. Thank You Lord!A cross-shaped steel beam that survived the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attack to become a symbol of hope amid the ruins was moved Thursday from ground zero to a nearby church, accompanied by a procession of victims' families, clergy and construction workers.Too bad this country no longer honors the obvious officially.The 2-ton, 20-foot-high cross was placed on a flatbed truck for the three-block trip to its new home, St. Peter's Church, which had served as a sanctuary for rescue workers searching for human remains from the Sept. 11 attack.You've just gotta go read the rest of this article; not only is it written with sensitivity, it is a reminder of what this grand old nation used to be and can be again.
"This piece of steel meant more to many people than any piece of steel ever," said Richard Sheirer, head of the city Office of Emergency Management five years ago. "It goes beyond any religion."
Ironworkers sang "God Bless America" as hundreds of people walked behind the cross to its temporary home facing ground zero outside the 18th-century church, the city's oldest Roman Catholic parish.
"This cross is a sign of consolation and inspiration to workers who served at ground zero for the 10 months of recovery," said the Rev. Brian Jordan, a Franciscan priest who had blessed the T-beam days after it was pulled from the wreckage. "Some interpret it as a cross. Others see it as an artifact that has historical and architectural importance, a reminder that is also a sign of closure."
If for no other reason than the next quote, go read the article ...Some, like a group of atheists, "wanted to get rid of it. Others argued it was a conflict of church and state, since the site is owned by a government agency," Jordan said. "But we fought and prevailed."Forgive them Lord ... they really don't know what they do! But, Satan? Oh he knows all too well! Put a hook in his tongue and tow him away from the True Cross with a Cruise Missle.
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