The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
I CAN remember exactly how I heard about 9-11.
I had taken our young daughter to a local playground. She was playing happily on the slide when a man came up to me and said something like, ‘I guess you felt you had to get out and get some air, given what is happening in America today.’
I had no idea what he was talking about. But once he had explained, I rushed home, put on the TV news, and watched – transfixed and appalled – for hours. The terrorist attack of 11th September 2001 was something no-one had expected, for which no-one had planned, and which was seemingly beyond comprehension. Everything changed that day.
For first century Jewish people, the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 70AD by Roman forces had a similar impact. It was the largest building anywhere in the city, visible for miles –post was originally published on this site