September 11, 2001, is one of those days in history that forever changed the world in which we live in. For the United States, it was one of the biggest attacks to ever occur on America soil. The coming down of the twin towers of the World Trade Center was something that sent shock waves through the masses, as the two once large towering structures laid in a large heap of rubble. The tragedy was tremendous, and over three thousand innocent individuals lost their lives on this one day. But as the dust settled around the area that was now known as ground zero, symbols of hope and perhaps forgiveness was found among the rubble.


The American flag that once stood high on a pole was now leaning but still standing, not knocked down, a symbol that the flag still stood strong and so would the nation. For those who are of spiritual belief, there were signs that God hadn’t abandoned us. Two large cross beams were now forming a distinctive cross near the still standing American flag. These two symbols of hope and recovery were found early, but another symbol would also be found as the rubble began to be cleared away.

Fund among the rubble was a bible that had been somewhat burned and melted, but this wasn’t the most unusual part of the discovery, it was the page that the now milted bibles were turned to and now remains on. There clear as day was a verse from Revelation which was taken from Christ sermon on the mount that read: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” To believers, this was a clear message that despite what had happened we have to find it in our hearts to forgive our enemies if only to help ourselves to heal.

The firefighter who recovered the bible in 2003 turned it over to those preserving those things of historical significance documenting September 11th. The melted remains of the Bible found on that fateful day is now part of Ground Zero Museum that is now opened on the spot where the twin towers used to be, and the new FreedomTower now stands along as a memorial to those who lost their lives that day. As for this being a message or not, ponder this. There are many verses of the bible and several in the book of Revelation alone. But this the verse that was recovered. But even if forgiveness is possible, no one will ever forget what happened on 9/11 and no one ever should not even future generations.