Devotional For September 11, 2023

And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭6‬:‭3‬

9/11 stands as a day that many will never forget. Our nation faced the gruesome reality that a group of terrorists committed some unthinkable acts of violence and war. Instead of crippling us, we stood together and were united as one.

What was meant for evil was used to bring a nation together. Americans were on their knees praying and seeking God for help and answers. Churches were full and God was honored and worshipped.

Today, as we remember the events of September 11, 2001, let us explore the significance of this verse in the context of that tragic day and the enduring holiness of our Creator.

Isaiah’s vision of God’s holiness is a reminder that our God is set apart, pure, and perfect. Even in the face of unimaginable tragedy, God’s holiness remains unblemished. In times of darkness, we can take comfort in knowing that His character remains unwavering and steadfast.

September 11, 2001, marked a day of great sorrow and brokenness. But even in the midst of brokenness, God’s holiness shines through. It is in our response to adversity, our acts of kindness, and our pursuit of justice that we can reflect His holiness and bring a measure of healing to a hurting world.

The heavenly beings in Isaiah’s vision continuously declare, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.” Our worship of God should not be confined to church walls but should permeate every aspect of our lives. Through our words, actions, and attitudes, we can exalt the holiness of God and be a beacon of hope to others.

Even in the midst of tragedy, there are glimpses of God’s glory – in the bravery of first responders, the compassion of strangers, and the resilience of survivors. As we remember 9/11, let us always remember that God’s glory shines bright and His holiness is unchanging.

In times of great sorrow and uncertainty in our life, we can find solace in knowing that He remains holy, sovereign, and loving. Let us strive to reflect His holiness in our lives, and may we continue to seek His glory even in the face of adversity.


Lord, when I call on You, You are a present help. Help me to never forget that Your holiness provides healing, comfort and peace. Let me see Your glory even times seem uncertain. Thank You for Your love. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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