Wednesday, July 21, 2010

To The Least Of These...

Sleep came earlier, last night. It was only about 2:30 am, when I turned out the light. Sleep came soon after. Praise God! Thank You, Jesus!

Before I forget, I would like to mention that my neighbour/friend K knew that I was feeling rather low for a while now. She is such a blessing to me, always. Arriving home after the wedding, I found some wonderful homemade chicken soup waiting for me. Yes, K had made it and was kind enough to give some to me, to cheer me up. Today, I enjoyed every delicious spoonful! But, I'm not sure what cheered me up, more. The chicken soup, or the note that was attached, letting me know that I am loved. It made me cry, for truly, I feel so very alone and unloved. I wish God would just take me home; I don't want to be here, anymore. Still, I thank you, K. May God bless you for being such a good friend to me.

As I did yesterday, I would like to say that what I am about to discuss is not directed toward any particular group or individual. Please don't take any personal offense to what I discuss here, as it is not my intention to hurt anyone, in any way.

Yesterday, I discussed love. Not being in love. But, love; the kind God discusses with us in His Word, the Bible. Feel free to refer to the list I spoke about in yesterday's entry, discussing what God expects from us.

Let's go back to the idea of family love, for a moment. If you are a parent and your young child has just ran out onto the street. A car is approaching. Would you not save your child? Of course you would. Any good parent would.

What if you knew that over the upcoming hill, the bridge was washed out from recent flooding. You know there is no sign warning drivers. You see a car approaching the hill. Would you try to stop the driver, to warn of the danger ahead, or would you just let the car drive up over the hill, to fall into the river, where the driver and passengers could die? If you had love for others, you would want to make every effort to stop the driver, wouldn't you?

Recently, I've experienced some unusual situations, one where a friend thought I was being paranoid about the Islamic problem, that is evident throughout the world. I assure you, I am not paranoid. It is truly a major problem. In my opinion, the only reason most people are not concerned, is because they don't realize the problem exists.

Of course, because we in North America, think we have not yet had our lives drastically affected by Islam, doesn't mean there isn't a problem. Whenever possible, I try to speak up to educate my brothers and sisters in the Lord, and others, about this problem that is growing, as we speak.

When most people think of the effects of Islam, the most common thing heard is about what happened on 9/11. The problem is, in my opinion, that what happened on 9/11 was only the tip of the iceberg. It was only a warning sign as to what we can look forward to. Until today, I have never publically talked about this, but I believe that I saw two (2) of the men who participated in the 9/11 tragedy, right here in Windsor, ON, Canada, at a gas bar/convenience store. Canada!

Okay. So, 9/11 happened in USA and not Canada. So what? Whatever happens in USA, usually happens in Canada, within a relatively short time. Even our government has caught terrorists, before terrible things could happen to us, here in Canada. Just look at the movement currently being made in attempt for our government to allow Sharia (Islamic) Law. If this were to be allowed, it would destroy our current justice system and put at risk all women.

Unfortunately, because our Canadian government decided to not participate with USA, in protecting the N. American perimeter borders, we in Canada are having more and more problems crossing the border into USA. Restrictions are growing. So are tensions. Some may say, 'so what'? Well, when they want to travel to/through USA, or if they ever live in a border city, they'll find out what 'so what' means.

Take Windsor, ON for example. The border crossing problem is real. At times, trucks are lined up from around the area of where Hwy #401 ends and Huron Church Rd. begins, leading to the bridge. Due to heavier and heavier restrictions/guidelines/laws in USA, the Immigration Inspectors are taking much longer to process traffic. The volume of traffic puts our residents at risk with traffic problems (just try to change lanes, legally!), trucks blocking intersections, etc. Not to mention the emissions from miles & miles/kilometers & kilometers of these idling trucks that are polluting the air. People breathe this, daily.

Should we blame USA? Of course not! Even though we are not American, we can surely see and understand that with Canada or without, USA needs to protect themselves as best they can from terrorism.

Getting back to loving others. In my opinion, it would be unloving of me, even tragic, if I did not make every effort to warn others of the threat of Islam.

Today, a friend on Facebook (FB) posted a YouTube entry regarding Islam. No, I have not yet published it on my wall, but shortly, I will.

You can find the YouTube clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtYT-kRvgK4
Or, search on YouTube for: Idiots Guide to Islam - Introduction - Part 1. There are several parts. Part 24 is what I first viewed, today; it was excellent viewing. Educational, for sure. For more information on/about the people who created this series, search out: http://www.inthenameofallah.org/

Please, I lovingly ask you to educate yourself, regarding Islam. The threat is real. It will not go away. The best we can do is to educate ourselves, others and pray about this. Then, do our best, however God leads and leave the rest to Him.

Remember, being unloving towards someone doesn't have to mean you've done something to them that's sinful. It can also mean what you didn't do. Jesus said in Matthew 25:40, "...Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these, My brethren, you did it to Me." But, Jesus also said in Matthew 25:45, "...Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me."

Surely, we must remember what was discussed yesterday about loving others as ourselves. What would Jesus think of us, if we did not teach/educate others about threats to our very existance?

This really wasn't going to be my topic for today, continued from yesterday's entry, but my original thoughts will have to wait until tomorrow.


Until next time...

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