Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hoopla!

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to take this time to thank each and every one of you who prayed for my brother, who had surgery, today.  I praise God and thank Jesus, that he came through the surgery, okay.  Please continue to pray for him, as he will need much healing, and eventually, a kidney transplant, too!  Again, thank you.  May God bless you!

If you read yesterday's LwL entry, you'll know that I had to leave my Heritage Park Alliance Church (HPAC) luncheon and fellowship time, before the end of the event.

Where I left off, was me arriving at the Caboto Club, where a healthcare meeting was taking place.  Or, so I thought.  As I mentioned, I signed the petition, along with many other people, that will be presented to our Canadian Federal Government with regards to the recently released budget.

I should explain... it was indeed a healthcare meeting, but it was not a meeting solely regarding the new healthcare programme, coming into effect April 1st.  Much to my surprise!

In fact, while there was some discussion on this issue, it turned out that this meeting was more like a rally.  There were many speakers lined up to use their five (5) minutes of speech time, to address everyone in attendance. 

Some people, were union representatives of course, but there was also speakers from the University, people involved in social programmes and of course, an elected official.  There was even someone who spoke with regards to the Native Indian population.

In addition to have seen this meeting advertised on Facebook's GM Windsor Retirees page, I had received a phone call from B, a friend of my deceased husband's who has been a good friend to me, reaching out from time to time, to make sure I am okay.  Receiving his long-distance call, assured me that this meeting was important.

Well, B showed up.  I was shocked that he would make it, considering all his recent surgeries.

In any case, as I said, it turned out to be more of a rally.  The room held several hundred people.  Although there were some empty seats, there were many people standing around the perimeter of the room.  More than would have filled those vacant chairs.

Speakers were encouraging everyone to stand up and speak out to the Canadian government, against the budget.  Some suggestions were made.  Time will tell if any of these suggestions will come to fruition.

There were a couple people on the stage, that I do not care for and for whom I would never vote for.  The crowd seemed to love them!  The crowd roared in agreement, with much that was said.  Hmmm... well, we cannot agree on everything, I suppose.

Being the person I am, I said aloud how some of those people, were sinful.  Although some around me may have heard my comment, no one responded to me.  Of course, the reality is, many people don't really care about sin.  Sin, in their lives or anyone elses.

Please know, I am not a militant person.  I believe as the Bible teaches, what is right, is right.  And, what is wrong, is wrong.

The difference between me and some of those participating in the hoopla?

Well, for starters, even though I believe that we need to speak up, I believe that God is truly in control.  No need for nastiness, foul language, and/or entertaining thoughts that would hurt others.

May God bless each person there.  May He provide for each one.  May He save each one, for there is no greater need, here on earth.

Need to know how to become saved?  God's Word, the Bible, tells us in Acts 16:31, "...believe on the Lord, Jesus Christ and you shall be saved..."  Need more explanation?  E-mail me, please.  Hope to hear from you!


Until next time...

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