This past week we celebrated the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. It seems that this, in one way, has not been very long. I believe that most of you can remember where you were on this eventful day that changed our nation.Every year since then we pause to remember the victims of this terrible day. We also remember the first responders who so valiantly gave their own lives so others could live.We can all go back to a time when none of us were alive and we saw another tragic day in history. It wasn't the history of our republic, but a nation called Israel.A young man had been preaching and teaching there. He had worked miracles so that the people would say they had never seen anything like it. Children were eager to be near Him. Families brought their sick and He healed them. Blind men could see their families. Lepers were restored to their health and returned to their homes. Lame men could walk and run. It was a marvelous time.And yet, there were some who did not like this man. He taught against the things they had believed for years. At every turn they tried to get Him to say something for which they could take His life. He never did.They did, however, get one of His own to turn against Him. Judas would betray the Lord Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Later he took the money back and hanged himself. Such an awful end to the life of one so close to Jesus.They tried Jesus and Pilate, then sentenced Him to death. They beat Him, abused Him and nailed Him to a cross. "Cursed is the one who dies on a tree" Paul would write in Galatians.He laid down His life that day. You see, He could have called legions of angels but He did not. He was buried in a borrowed tomb. He was mourned by His followers and especially the women He had done so much for.And then He arose from the tomb. He is alive and lives today. Each week we have the opportunity to remember our Lord. We have the opportunity to gather around His table with the Lord's Supper that He instituted before he died. As He did so, He said, "do this in remembrance of me" (Matthew 26). It is good to remember 9/11 and all that means to this great nation. It is even more important to remember our Lord each day of our lives.