Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm letting you know that today was a happy and sad day.
Today, I had much to do. And, was grateful that God helped me get it all done. Thank You, Lord!
The sadness I felt was not due to anything happening in my life. It was due to watching the funeral service of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, televised on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) television (TV) station, today.
I must admit, that I found it hard to not have tears running down my face, throughout the whole service. Especially, seeing the heartbreak and sorrow that his mom was suffering.
I prayed for her, his son, and for the rest of his family.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch the portion on TV, when his funeral procession took place in Hamilton. But later in the day, I was able to see a portion during the CBC news broadcast.
How grateful I am that our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper not only attended, but spoke during Nathan's funeral service. In my mind, this was a truly honouring thing to do.
To read about the funeral service for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, that took place in Ottawa, please check out this article posted by National Post, with a headline of Thousands gather for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's funeral to mourn 'a kid at heart' who died 'protecting and preserving': http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/28/cpl-nathan-cirillos-funeral-to-be-held-in-hamilton-today/.
Here is an article posted by CBC.ca entitled, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo mourned at funeral in Hamilton: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/cpl-nathan-cirillo-mourned-at-funeral-in-hamilton-1.2814727.
It made me feel good to see that many other people here in Canada, wanted to honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and mourn his death.
Certainly, people attended the funeral service at Christ's Church Cathedral, in Ottawa. And, along roadways literally thousands of people stood by and honoured Nathan.
However, there was something that touched my heart. Not in a good way. But rather, in a sad way.
I never noticed any Muslims on any of the TV programme. Not in the church service. And, not even outdoors, during any of the funeral procession.
Where were they?
A few have spoken up, claiming that they felt badly about what happened to Nathan.
Do I believe that? Absolutely, not.
If any Muslims truly felt badly about how Nathan's life was taken, I believe they would have shown up, to honour him, even if they were only standing on a roadside.
Plus, knowing that Islamic Taqiyya not only allows, but encourages Muslims to lie to infidels (we who are not Muslim), reveals truth that no Muslims truly cared about Nathan's death. Well, maybe with the exception of the odd Islamic person.
In my opinion, if they, as a group of Muslims, felt badly and mourned a fellow Canadian who had been murdered while standing for Canada, they would have spoken up and stood out in crowds. But, to the best of my knowledge, groups of Muslims, did not.
In my mind, this is truly evil. Especially, since it was one of them, who killed Nathan. Who not only ended his life, but has affected the lives of his mom, son and other family members, and friends.
The only thing about this horrid situation that has given me any encouragement, through this evil murder of someone who did not deserve it, comes from God's Word.
Just as we read, in Revelation 21:8, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's life has ended. And, nothing can be done to change this.
But, God is in control. Of everything.
He has told us in His Word, the Bible, in many places, that we need to become saved, in order to spend eternity in Heaven with God.
This will not happen to Muslims. Nor, to anyone who is abominable, being a murderer, whoremonger, sorcerer, an idolater, or even a liar. For as we read, they shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone. Which is the second death.
Our first death, may be like Nathan's. Meaning, our human life may end.
But, our eternal life, does not.
Those, who are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, for their salvation, will spend eternity in Heaven, just as I mentioned earlier.
Hopefully, you are saved. Hopefully, you are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.
If you are not yet a believer, doing what God told us to do, then I pray you will do so, today. Don't wait for tomorrow.
Tomorrow may be too late.
Until next time...
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