Thursday, June 4, 2015

Peace Bond...

Hopefully, you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry.  If you did, you'll be aware about what happened during the court hearing regarding Mike Spencer, and what he posted on Facebook (FB).

Please be aware, this was not a trial.  Mike Spencer was not charged with any criminal offense. 

For this, I praise God!  After all, he did not do anything to be charged with any criminal offense.

More than two (2) weeks later, a court date was set, for the judge to make a decision, regarding the request by the manager of WSIB, to have a Peace Bond issued against Mike Spencer.

When I sat in the courtroom that day, I was rather unhappy that Mike Spencer's lawyer wasn't able to be there, at that time.  He had another court issue to deal with.  So instead, his assistant represented Mike Spencer, that day.

The judge made remarks. 

Both the crown attorney and Mike Spencer's lawyer's assistant both spoke, afterwards.

Then, the decision was made by the judge.

The Peace Bond was to be issued.


The crown attorney attempted to have the peace bond issued not just for the manager of WSIB, but he wanted it issued for all of WSIB and its workers.

Mike Spencer's legal representative asked that the rest of the hearing be postponed until his lawyer could enter the courtroom to represent him. 

I praise God the judge agreed to delay the rest of the hearing.  Thank You, Lord!


Eventually, we all re-entered the courtroom.

Mike Spencer's lawyer spoke up against what the crown attorney was requesting.  He did exactly as I thought he should to prevent this from happening.  Hallelujah!

In the end, instead of issuing a peace bond as the crown attorney requested, the judge agreed to only issue the peace bond regarding that manager of WSIB, who had requested it.

It was written about in The Windsor Star.  Here is a link by entitled, Injured worker barred from posting comments about WSIB manager

While I felt so very upset and even angry that the peace bond was being issued, I did thank God for protecting Mike Spencer from being severely hurt.

After all, in my opinion, it was evil how Mike Spencer, an injured/disabled worker, was being treated.  In my opinion, this was injustice.

Of course, I am not alone in this thought.

God feels the same way, just as we read, in Zechariah 8:17, "And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord."

Even though that peace bond was issued, it was only issued for one (1) year. 

I praise God for this.  He helped Mike Spencer, by having this happen for only a short time.

I must admit, I prayed that God would deal with all those involved.  And, He will.

Just as we read in today's Bible verse.  For, He cannot stand evilness.  He hates it.  So, in His time, He will deal with this.

Our lives here on earth are not always exactly what we would want for ourselves, or for anyone else. 

But... God is Sovereign.  He is in control.  Not people.

And, He will make all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

For this, I will always be thankful.

Until next time...

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