Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Faith Blog

I GUARANTEE this will make your Sunday...........who ever heard of THE GREAT BOAT LIFT OF 9/11?  I hadn't.   Please watch till the end;  there's a kind of happy tears which will come and wash away some of your cynicism, I promise.

"It was the greatest thing I ever did in my life.."  "The thing that was the best....everyone helped everyone..."
"Do you need help?" the boat captains yell to the shores of New York City, where thousands waited to get off the island of Manhattan, not knowing if more havoc was going to happen...   Boat captains called for more and more boats until they'd evacuated half a million people in less than 9 hours!


This is the embodiment of the AMERICAN....he has to help if he can.  Wait till you hear the testimonies of those boat captains on the video.

"...make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose."  Philippians 2:2


"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who gives me strength."  Philippians 4:12, 13

Not a bad way to start your day, huh?  Have faith in Americans......they come through.  Something inside people awakens and they MUST HELP.   It's like these people were angels for God that day.  Wonderful.

Have a great Sunday......God bless those fabulous men who helped so many that day.. 

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD.....say hello to Mr. Z for me.
Z

19 comments:

Chuck said...

Have faith in Americans......they come through.

The country is a mess due to the current inhabitant of the WH but Americans themselves are great people.

Pris said...

Great post Z. I wonder why it took ten years to hear about this?

Yes, Americans are great people. We don't need the government to tell us what's right. We already know, and with God's help, we'll do it.

sue hanes said...

Z - How many times have we seen Americans step up and help one another - not only in time of great need, but in everyday situations. They are the greatest!

~~~

Z - May I take this unprecedented opportunity to say to your dad:

'please tell my dad that - we miss you but we're watching out for mom and she's doin' fine' - and by the way I would have liked to have known the man that raised Z to be so gracious and a loyal friend. Mr. Z's dad - Happy Birthday!'

Silverfiddle said...

I write often that I think things will get much worse in this country before they get better, but I also state that we will get through it and come out better on the other side.

People ask me what gives me such optimism, and it is because of stories like this. We are good people, resourceful, and we will help one another, even complete strangers, when the chips are down.

Bob said...

The boat video is moving and underlines who we are as Americans. Those guys make us proud.

Happy birthday to my sis who passed away 1973. She was my buddy.She died from melanoma, and today, she could have been cured.

christian soldier said...

Heart TEARS - and an overview of US Heroes- perfect example of Christ's
command to "Occupy til I come!"
Occupy-to hold the high ground-
selfish me- I REALLY needed this - Z-
Hugs and xo - My Friend--
Carol-CS

Z said...

I wish more people had taken the time to watch such a fabulous video, but I know videos throw bloggers off when they're tearing through doing that awful "tit for tat" thing that I HATE about blogging, you know? I know you do! :-)

Carol, I'm so glad you enjoyed this video.

I'm glad you ALL did........that most of us (any?) had never even heard of this astonishing event is shocking; 10 years and nobody'd done a show on this? WOW

Can't have a 'feel good story', huh? Might get people feeling good about America and some people don't want THAT!

Impertinent said...

"I wish more people had taken the time to watch such a fabulous video..."

Me too. But I guess that it has to be on the actual 911 date to get any attention or traction. Otherwise...we're all too busy to be reminded of others who were heroic.

Yet it's guys like these that are on the wall 24/7.

Z said...

Imp, we have to hope that many watched but didn't feel the need to comment.

sue hanes said...

Z - I'm embarrassed to admit this but I'm still only getting the big white box in most of your posts when you say there is a video or something like that - even though a commenter(I can't remember who) tried to help me correct the problem.

So sorry but I didn't see the video. :+(

Z said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg&feature=player_embedded


SUE...try that...it's directly into YouTube, and the video is WELL worth it. Enjoy!

Lisa said...

the guy in the red shirt said the most fabulous thing:
He tells his kids never to go through life saying I should when when I could have.
I loved that.


Happy Birthday to your dad Z. I am sure he hears you loud and clear.

Z said...

that WAS good, wasn't it Lisa......I thought all their quotes were remarkable.

We had a gorgeous picnic today at a park overlooking the ocean in Malibu with Mom and some of my siblings......at a place MOm and Dad used to have lunch so it was really meaningful.
His first birthday after he died, we all took the grandkids and balloons and lunch and had a little ceremony letting the grandkids release the balloons up into the sky to heaven to reach "baba"...it was so sweet. Hard to believe that was 17 years ago now!

Today was lovely...the sun came out and it suddenly looked like Dad had thrown diamonds across the water......I think he had :-)

sue hanes said...

Z - I have copied down the utube website for the video and will see if I can watch it and will report back asap.

sue hanes said...

Z - I was able to watch the video, and I thank you for making that possible.

I had never heard the story of the evacuation of New Yorkers by boat, but the video reminded me of something I already knew.

Of the Magnanimous Generosity of the Human Spirit - when push comes to shove - of the Willingness of others to put the Lives of their Fellow Man before their own life.

And I truly believe that no one on earth does this more willingly than
Americans.

~~~

The video also served to twist the Knife - once more - that was placed permanently in my Heart by the events of that Dark September Day.

Jan said...

Z..the video was very touching, and brought tears to my eyes.

I can't imagine why this would not have been considered newsworthy at the time.

It seems that all the positive things done by people who really care just don't get as much coverage as other things.

I don't blog anymore, but I am going to forward it in emails, because I think it's important to know.

I would have commented, earlier, but was having trouble signing in, again.

Your day with family, remembering your Dad sounded so nice...I know you miss him.
xoxo

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

I love how you remember your Dad Z that is so beautiful.
My Dad died Christmas Day 1980 suddenly at home one monteh after John Lennon. And my sister in law's nephew who died 8 years ago at age 18 ,his birthday is Christmas Day so for us on Christmas we go around the room and we each say something about a friend or family member who are no longer with us. It helps us to keep their memories alive.

Z said...

Jan, thanks so much...I sure do.

Lisa, how awful; I'm SO SO sorry...of all days, Christmas Day. It's so nice how you keep them alive in that beautiful way in your family.

xxx