It’s hard to believe that September 11th marks 20 years since the horrific terrorist attacks that forever changed the United States of America. You probably remember where you were but many asked “Where was God?”.  I was able to speak with Lisa Jefferson shortly after 9-11.  Lisa was the GTE operator who took the call from Todd Beamer who was on flight 93 which crashed in the Shanksville, Pa. farm field. She prayed the Lords Prayer with Todd that morning and promised to tell his wife that he loved her before he put the phone down and said to the others “Are you ready? Lets roll!” and he and other brave passengers are believed to have averted the hijackers and the flight that was believed to be headed for the White House. Lisa wrote a book titled “Called” and I asked her to read the poem in the back of her book titled, “Meet me in the Stairwell”.   I believe it answers definitively where God was on that fateful day.



author unknown

You say you will never forget where you were when

you heard the news On September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room

with a man who called his wife to say ‘Good-Bye.’ 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 his words and as she realized

he wasn’t coming home that night.

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 home – only

believe in Me now.’

I was at the base of the building with the Priest

ministering to the injured and devastated souls.

I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He

heard my voice and answered.

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 there, comforting and assuring them that their

faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan .

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 Me. Some met Me

for the first time on the 86th floor.

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 Me.

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?

Sept. 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 to go.’

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

Love, God




6 Responses to "Where was God on 9-11 — answered in poem"

  • Vicki says:

    On my way to work this morning I was praying and thanking God for all the miracles he did that day and for all of the heroes he put in place.

    I cried after hearing this poem. Thank you for posting it so I can share it with others. It is important to remember that God is always with us, we just have to look.

  • Melissa says:

    I was in tears this morning when I heard this, and them God put on my heart one of the most profound moments I’ve ever had; I deep and urgent need to pray.

    I prayed this morning like I’ve never prayed before.

    Thank you KTIS for helping to open the door for God to enter my life!

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  • allison cole says:

    i didn’t hear this poem this morning, i just finished reading it. i was walking around mall of america in bloomington, mn and on the first floor by one of the water fountains is a sculpture of the open cockpit door of flight 93 and it’s a tribute to tom burnett and all the heroes of that flight and i just wanted to cry.

  • Maryjo Relitz says:

    Thank you for broadcasting the poem this morning. It increased my faith knowing the Lord is always with me no matter where I am. The reading brought tears to my eyes with the profoundness in Lisa Jefferson’s voice. God Bless.

  • Keri Erickson says:

    On 9/11 I was at the bottom of where I would be in my life. That day began what would be the beginning of the rest of my life. At that time my faith was in as much turmoil as my life was in shatters. Over 5 years ago I found my way back into the arms of Jesus. Today when I cried while reading this poem, I cried because of the Love of God when we are least expecting it. That Day God was speaking to me and I cried for 3 days and didn’t lose anyone, but as I look back on things, it was the beginning of my walk back into His arms. Never think that He is not with you, He is there waiting for you to open your arms to Him!! Those were the words that made the difference in my life, He is waiting right where you are waiting for you to invite Him In!!

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