Today, I'll be discussing something important to me, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).
On Thursday, April 6th, 2017, I attended another group meeting for Unifor Local 195 Injured Workers Support Group.
This group isn't only for those who are members of unions, here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
It's also for anyone/everyone else. Not just those who have been injured while working, but also for anyone in support of those who are injured workers and/or those whose lives have ended here on earth while they were working.
Many issues were discussed. Some good. Some not great for injured workers.
However, there was something that I found out from the leader of our Group, L. After discussing it, she let me know she'd message me with a link to the article I was interested in. She did. So, I'm going to share it with you.
The article is by Windsor.ctvnews.ca and is entitled, Hatfield's Day of Mourning bill passes final reading: http://windsor.ctvnews.ca/hatfield-s-day-of-mourning-bill-passes-final-reading-1.2938846?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook.
In case you can't click on the link and read the article, I decided I will share it with you.
Here is what is stated:
Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Percy Hatfield's private member's bill proclaiming a Workers Day of Mourning has passed the final reading in the legislature.
The bill will ensure schools, universities, provincial and municipal buildings will lower their flags on April 28 each year, the day set aside to mourn those lost on the job or injured.
It’s the first time in more than 20 years that a Windsor MPP has had a private member's bill passed in the legislature.
“It’s especially gratifying as the Liberals have a majority government and it was up to them whether Bill 180 was tabled for a final vote," Hatfield said.
“The idea for the Workers Day of Mourning Act came from Rolly Marentette and Tracie Edward who organize the annual Day of Mourning ceremony for the Windsor and District Labour Council,“ he said.
“This bill will ensure that April 28th remains designated as the Workers Day of Mourning. No longer will public institutions be allowed to ignore the significance of the day and what it means to working people in our province," Hatfield said.
“We as adults tell our teenagers not to drink and drive, not to text and drive, but how many of us encourage them to think about their health and safety in the workplace? Far too many people, especially our young citizens, are still being injured, or killed while at work.”
This truly touched my heart. And, made me happy, even though thinking of the Day of Mourning, can be sad.
You see, on the Day of Mourning, which will now be known as the Worker's Day of Mourning, we think about workers, honour, cherish, and support those who were injured while working, plus those who died by being injured while working, plus the family members of all.
We need to understand the truth about injuries and death. And, have hope.
Thinking of this brought to mind, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him."
Unbelievers may not have hope when their loved one(s) become injured or die.
However, those who are truly Christian, realize that we need to not be just heart-broken when we experience injury and/or death of workers.
Just as we read in today's Bible verses... if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.
This makes it clear to us that anyone who is Christian, who has lost their life here on earth, will rise and spend eternity in Heaven, with God.
For this, we must be thankful. Always.
I know through God's Word, the Bible... I have been encouraged, realizing that God is always there for us.
Because I am a born-again Christian, I know that even though I was injured while working, God has helped me... every day of my life.
I also know that when my life ends, I'll be with Him, in Heaven... forever.
Please realize that all you need to do, to have this as part of your life, is to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).
If you've done this, you will also spend eternity in Heaven with God.
For this, be thankful.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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