Where Was God on September 11th?
2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and since 2002, 98.1 The Hawk has played the same song each and every September 11th at 8:46 a.m. which is the exact moment that the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center.
According to Great Great Joy, the song that we play each year was originally written as a poem by Stacey Randall and was written from the perspective of God, where God was, and what God was doing during the tragic moments of September 11, 2001.
Randall shared the poem on a family website and from there, it was shared thousands of times. The poem caught the attention of Bob Holiday of the radio station KFSH in Los Angeles and it was in November of 2001 that Holiday read the poem on his radio station. The poem gained even more popularity and at the encouragement of others to turn the poem into a song, Randall reached out to Justin Copeland to compose the original music. The song was produced by Steve Sneed and is now available for purchase on a variety of websites, including Amazon Music.
The official name of the song is 'Met In The Stairwell,' but it is also widely known as ''Silent Night 9/11.''
Many of us have kids who weren't even born yet when the September 11th terror attacks happened and as parents, we struggle with how to talk to them about what happened that awful day. This might just help spark a conversation with your kids.