Skip to main content

A 911 Story

A man from Norfolk , VA called a local radio station to share this on Sept 11th, 2003, TWO YEARS AFTER THE TRAGEDIES OF 9/1 1/2001.

His name was Robert Matthews. These are his words:

A few weeks before Sept. 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have our first child. She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister. On our way to the airport, we prayed that God would grant my wife a safe trip and be with her.. Shortly after I said 'amen,' we both
heard a loud pop and the car shook violently. We had blown out a tire. I replaced the tire as quickly as I could, but we still missed her flight. both very upset, we drove home.

I received a call from my father who was retired NYFD. He asked what my wife's flight number was, but I explained that we missed the flight.

My father informed me that her flight was the one that crashed into the southern tower. I was too shocked to speak.. My father also had more news for me; he was going to help. 'This is not something I can't just sit by for; I have to do something.'

I was concerned for his safety, of course, but more because he had never given his life to Christ. After a brief debate, I knew his mind was made up. Before he got off of the phone, he said, 'take good care of my grandchild. Those were the last words I ever heard my father say; he died while helping in the rescue effort.

My joy that my prayer of safety for my wife had been answered quickly became anger. I was angry at God, at my father, and at myself.. I had gone for nearly two years blaming God for taking my father away. My son would never know his grandfather, my father had never accepted Christ, and I never got to say good-bye.

Then something happened. About two months ago, I was sitting at home with my wife and my son, when there was a knock on the door. I looked at my wife, but I could tell she wasn't expecting anyone. I opened the door to a couple with a small child.

The man looked at me and asked if my father's name was Jake Matthews. I told him it was. He quickly grabbed my hand and said, 'I never got the chance to meet your father, but it is an honor to meet his son.'

He explained to me that his wife had worked in theWorld Trade Center and had been caught inside after the attack. She was pregnant and had been caught under debris. He then explained that my father had been the one to find his wife and free her. My eyes welled up with tears as I thought of my father giving his life for people like this. He then said, 'there is something else you need to know.'

His wife then told me that as my father worked to free her, she talked to him and led him to Christ. I began sobbing at the news.

Now I know that when I get to Heaven, my father will be standing beside Jesus to welcome me, and that this family would be able to thank him themselves .

When their baby boy was born, they named him Jacob Matthew, in honor of the man who gave his life so that a mother and baby could live..

This story should help us to realize this: God is always in control.

We may not see the reason behind things, and we may never know this side of heaven, but God is ALWAYS in control.

Please take time to share this amazing story. You may never know the impact it may have on someone. God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures Forever.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

#Giveaway #WristSociety - Wrist Society Giveaway!

Welcome to the 
Arturo Alvarez Demalde
Wrist Society Giveaway 


Sponsored by:
Arturo Alvarez Demalde
Hosted By Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews ~1 Winner~ Open to US 1/9  12am ~ 1/23 11:59pm ~Prize~ 3-month subscription to Wrist Society 
Find Wrist Society on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter,and Pinterest.
A special shout out to our Co-Hosts 
Deliciously SavvyIMHO Views Reviews and Giveaways, Momma Without a ClueMichigan Saving and More,Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, and My Silly Little Gang

Now for the fun stuff. This giveaway is open to US. There are daily bonus entries so please check back tomorrow. Share it with your family and friends, they'll want to enter to win too!!
I can't ask you to "Like" our pages but, if you see something you like, let us know so we can bring you more of it.
We LOVE it when you "LIKE" our pages. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rain, Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop!! 4/5-4/19 **Updated - winner announced and contacted!!"

The Kids Did It http://thekidsdidit.com & The Mommy Island http://themommyisland.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping in! You can enter below for your chance to win either a $25 Amazon Gift Card or paypal cash! Good luck to everyone that enters!!


Entry-Form



LISA-QUEEN OF RANDOM claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog are copyright to its respectful owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and do not wish for it appear on this site, please E-mail with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed

April Flowers Giveaway Hop -- choice of $25 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash! ends 4/18 "Updated-winner announced and contacted!"

Welcome to the April Flowers Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Hosted By:Mama Smith's & Women and Their Pretties Co-Hosted By: Freebie Depot, Easter Babe's Theory,Everyday Life, & Just Plum Crazy Sponsored By:Buttons Diapers
CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO ENTER TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE!Grand Prize: One (1) Starter Pack of Buttons Diapers Cloth Diapers - winner chooses the prints and sizes!About Button Diapers: Buttons cloth diapers were born at home. As a husband and wife team, we designed our diapers to be easy to use and affordable for everyone - the way it should be. We believe in keeping our lives simple, even when it comes to diapering. Our company began in Northwest Washington, but has moved to northern Idaho, where our family enjoys hiking, biking, and playing in the sunshine and snow! We run our business out of our barn that we renovated into our offices! Our diapers are CPSIA certified, which means they are safe for your baby and good for the environme…