Friday, August 23, 2013

Pleading...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I posted an article that was published by The Windsor Star about a year ago.

You may wonder why I used that article in yesterday's LwL entry.  I'll explain it in a moment.

Before I get to the heart of the matter, I would like to let you know that I actually had that entry more than half written, about a year ago. 

You see, my blogger account has what I call a back office.  It's a place where I can write entries and save them for future use.  There's more to the back office, but that's information for another time.

The important thing to note, is that I had mostly written yesterday's LwL entry, a year ago.

That was at a time when both my daughter P and I were asked to not create too much of a disturbance, regarding the boarded-up houses issue, by the leaders of the group we were members of.  The group was fighting various levels of government to have the boarded-up houses demolished.

Just as I had prophesied from the beginning, once the controversy concerning the new bridge that our government wanted built in a new location, and once all the I's had been dotted and T's crossed by both the Canadian and American governments to allow the construction of the bridge, it seemed that things quietened down concerning the Ambassador Bridge Company (Bridge Co.).  And, it being prevented from increasing the bridge plaza area to the extent they had hoped to.

Even while I was recovering from one of my surgeries, P and I attended a meeting where a representative of the Bridge Co. asked our group for suggestions as to what to do with the boarded-up houses that had originally been purchased thinking that the bridge plaza would be increased in size, along with a new span built. 

I did e-mail the Bridge Co. on P and my behalf, with a suggestion for the properties in question to be given to Habitat for Humanity (HfH). After all, if the Bridge Co. didn't really want to carry on with the issue that was hurting the area's residents, this seemed like a good idea.

Especially since, we presumed that if the properties were no longer owned by the Bridge Co., the City of Windsor, would probably grant demolition permits and allow new construction of residential housing.

Just so you know, the Bridge Co. was later given permission to enlarge the bridge plaza area.  Just not enough to utilize the land where all the boarded-up houses are located.

Why am I telling you all this?

It's because a new development has happened.  There is a new law suit that has been filed.

The group we are members of, is not who filed the law suit.  Apparently, owners of property affected by the boarded-up houses on Indian Rd. is who has done this. 

There's another reason I'm speaking up to this regard.

It's because some people have condemned me for speaking up.  Some people don't believe that we Christians should ever involve ourselves in controversial or political issues.

But, I don't agree. 

I believe we need to speak up.  After all, God told us so, in Proverbs 31:8-9, "Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.  Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy."

Wow!  Did you read that? 

We need to open our mouths.  We need to judge righteously.  And, we need to plead the cause of the poor and needy.

How grateful I am that God has given me wisdom.  How grateful I am that the Holy Spirit leads me... and guides me to do what is right.

Thank You, Lord... for loving me.  And, others.

Thank You, Lord for loving us enough to die on the cross at Calvary, for the sin of the whole world, of all who will believe upon You.

If you are not trusting in Jesus, I feel badly for you. 

Why?  Well, because those who are not believing upon/trusting in Jesus will not be saved from an eternity in Hell. 

How can you avoid spending eternity in Hell?  Believe upon the Lord, Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).


Until next time...

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