Finding Hope for Your Future

Five years after 9/11 I am a man full of hope. Have you ever stopped to think if you had added up all the employees at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the capacity of those four jets that crashed, there was a minimum of 75,000 potential casualties? The final fatality count stands at a little less than 3,000 people. That means 96% of the potential casualties survived. Belying engineering logic, the two towers stood long enough for almost 20,000 people to escape. The section of the Pentagon attacked was the first of five sections newly rebuilt to stronger standards to resist terrorist attacks. Three of the four jets had only 25% of their passenger capacity and the fourth was only 1/3 full. When was the last time you flew in an airliner that was mostly empty? Even though it was a terrible day, I can see the hand of God there preventing it from being much worse.