6. If you and I are going to SURVIVE we must keep our eyes
FIXED on the SAVIOR BEFORE US and not the STORM around us! -----------------------------
As we close I want to take you back to the morning of SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.
When you and I replay those images of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, it is hard for us to imagine anyone surviving such a PERILOUS attack. But miraculously there were a few survivors.
One of those survivors was a man named PASQUALE BUZZELLI, a brawny 34 year old STRUCTURAL ENGINEER who worked for the PORT AUTHORITY of New York.
Buzzelli’s office was located on the 64TH floor of the North Tower on the opposite side of the building that had been struck by the airplane.
Buzzelli had called home to his wife, who was seven months pregnant at the time, assuring her he was alright. He told his wife that he and about a dozen other employees were about to head down STAIRWELL B and get out of the building.
After hanging up, Buzzelli and his fellow workers soon discovered their ESCAPE ROUTE down STAIRWELL B was backed up because a number of people were using that same stairwell and it was slow going.
When BUZZELLI finally reached the 22nd
floor, the building began to shake
and the stairs started to heave upwards.
He said it sounded like heavy
objects were being dropped right above his head…….and the sound kept
getting LOUDER and CLOSER. was collapsing.
It was then he realized the NORTH TOWER
Realizing he was in GRAVE DANGER, Buzzelli dove into the corner of
the stairwell just as the walls around him buckeled and collapsed
on top of him.
Suddenly Buzzelli found himself in a FREE FALL
AS HE RODE THE COLLAPSING BUILDING DOWN.