Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Glenn... & Dominion... Happy Canada Day!

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry about the celebration we Canadians experience on this date, there is another issue I must address.

Today, is the 4th anniversary of my brother Glenn's death.

I truly miss Glenn.  Even though we didn't live in the same city, we spoke on the phone, regularly.

In fact, I believe I was the last person to speak with Glenn, just moments before he died.

How thankful I am that during our telephone conversation, he once again reminded me that he was glad he was trusting in our Lord, Jesus Christ, for his salvation.  He even commented that if his life were to end, at least he knew where he would spend eternity.  Meaning, in heaven, with God.

I must say that I miss my brother.  Even so, I am grateful that Glenn realized that he needed to allow God to have dominion over him.

If my brother was still here on earth, I would be wishing him Happy Canada Day!  Or, as we used to say earlier in our lives... Happy Dominion Day!

Why?  Because, here in Canada, it is our country's birthday!

When I was young, July 1st was not called Canada Day.  It was known as Dominion Day!  Just as you see, here:
 
However, things changed.  Our flag changed and the name of the birthday of Canada changed to how it is known today.  Canada Day!

One part of our national anthem remains in my heart, always.  It's where we sing... God keep our land, glorious and free.  O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.  O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Those lines of O Canada, are very important to me, because it shows that God has dominion over our land.  And, He has dominion over us.

In fact, God has dominion over everything!

Just as we read in Psalm 8:6, "Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:"

Amen!  Everything is beneath our Lord.  I believe He has dominion over everything, including Canada, because our country's laws and governmental rules were based on Christian principles.

All I can say about this, is that I am truly grateful.  I'm thankful that God loved those who began this country, while honouring Him.

I believe that as long as we continue to look to Him for everything, both in our lives individually, and in regards to our country, God will continue to bless our country and us.

Now, I must say, Happy Birthday, CanadaHappy Canada Day!

Until next time...

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