Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Even As...

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll know that St. Patrick's Day, was celebrated/honoured.

The Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) called Create, is a television (TV) station that I truly enjoy watching.  If you're not familiar with it, you need to know that there are cooking shows, craft shows, woodworking shows, and one of my favourites... travel shows!

Leading up to any holiday or date that people celebrate, shows are aired that relate to the time in question.  Like St. Patrick's Day.

In past years, Create has aired Irish programmes for about a week ahead of St. Patrick's Day.  And, in addition aired Irish programmes on March 17th.

This year was different.  For some reason, instead of airing Irish programmes for a week or so prior to March 17th, the shows began Saturday, March 8th, and finished up last weekend. 

On Saturday, March 15th, instead of seeing programmes referring to Ireland, there were shows of a regular nature.  Some referred to USA, and several countries in Europe.  But, not Ireland.

It was rather shocking to me that on Monday, March 17th, their programming did not focus on Ireland.  Sniff, sniff... :(

In my mind, I wondered if whoever was being employed by the station for programming, was a new employee.  After all, I had never seen this happen, in the past.

Still, I forgave the employee(s) for their programming errors.  Hopefully, this won't happen again, in the future.  :)

On Monday evening, I was happy to see that the movie station I enjoy, called Movies! TV Network, aired a movie I hadn't seen in a very long time.  I truly looked forward to watching it!

It was a movie about life in Ireland.  It starred John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and others, and is entitled The Quiet Man

If you click on the link I posted above, you'll be able to read about the movie.

Even though the movie took place in Ireland, the movie involved a fellow who had been born in Ireland, and immigrated as a child to USA.  Due to his living across the pond for many years, his lifestyle was obviously different.

In addition, his thinking about life, was very different.

Eventually, he subjected himself and his new wife to do what was acceptable to the Irish people.  After this, the couple lived in true happiness.

If it were me, I don't think I would have liked some parts of the lifestyle.  However, I wasn't the person involved in the story.

What was nice, was the fact that forgiveness took place, in the film.

Just as God told us we should have towards one another, in Ephesians 4:32, "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

While some scenes in the movie showed that there wasn't tenderheartedness towards others, I was happy that generally speaking, people were kind to one another.  And, forgiveness was shown by the end of the film.

After all, God forgave us.  At least, those of us who belong to Him.  Those who are His children, because we are trusting/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Living without being forgiving of others, leads to rampant feelings of torment.  Just as God's Word, the Bible tells us it will.

I also thank Him, for showing each of us the way, the truth and the life.  Meaning, Jesus.  And, for revealing the fact that no one can live a happy life if they are being tormented.

Thank You, for saving me.  Thank You, for providing for me.

And, I am thanking Him in advance, for the healing that I believe He is in the process of providing for me.

I'm truly looking forward to being healed, once and for all. 

Not just because I want to feel better physically.  Also, because I truly want to do more work for our Lord.

And, visit my family and friends in Ireland, and other places in Europe, once again.  :)

Until next time...

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