One by one, students stood up and faculty members followed as chapel attendees remembered 911, singing Blessed be the Name of the Lord. As Americans, our lives were forever changed on September 11, 2001. On that date, most Harding students were seated at their desk, in elementary classrooms around the world unaware of the tragic events that were unfolding across the United States of America. Today when we think of being connected; we think of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, RSS feeds, and LinkedIn, where not being connected to the WWW means you are, well simply put, not connected.
Today during chapel at Harding University, there were no thoughts of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, RSS feeds, and LinkedIn connections, but the connection that was visible and evident in every movement, every word spoken, and every song of praise lifted up was God’s connection to us. One student stood up, unprompted and others followed until all present in the Benson auditoium rose and contintued to sing Blessed be the Name of the Lord. Today we witnessed our future leaders and it is good to know that they are connected, connected to God.