Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ontari-ari-ari-o

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I feel I need to discuss something with you, today.  It has to do with where I live.

Yes, I'm referring to the province of Ontario, Canada.

Back in 1967, I was young.  I recall hearing a song that was placed on both the radio and television (TV).  Please know that at that time, we did not have any internet, so please don't think it was ever there, at that time.

1967 was the 100th anniversary of Canada.  So, due to the centennial of Canada, our province of Ontario, did this in an effort to support and encourage people to live here.  Click on this link to read about it:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Place_to_Stand,_a_Place_to_Grow.

Here is a YouTube music video entitled, 1967 Ontario - A Place To Standhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JstZIsrGlP8.  The lyrics are below.

1967 - A Place To Stand

Give us a place to stand
And a place to grow
We call this land Ontario
A place to live.
For you and me
With hopes as high
As the tallest tree
Give us a land of lakes
and a land of snow
And we will build Ontario
A place to stand, a place to grow
Ontari-ari-ari-o !

From western hills,
To northern shores.
To Niagara Falls,
Where the waters roar.
Give us a land of peace,
Where the free winds blow.
And we will build Ontario
A place to stand, a place to grow
Ontari-ari-ari-o !


Some versions of this music contains more verses, but what is shown to you, is what was used for us regularly through our media.

Today, a different version is being sung on TV.

The version being sung, says 'give us a land of peace'.

A land of peace? 

Hearing this, made me feel sick in my heart, again.

Why?

Peace is not what is happening here in the province of Ontario.  After all, as you've already heard, our Freedom of Speech, has been taken away.

So, how could anyone think of this being of peace?

If you watch the video portion that is shown on TV when you hear it, I'm sure you'll understand who this is being supportive of. 

It's certainly not supportive of God.  Our Christian God, who was the god who has helped Canada, in so many ways... over so many years.

It's being in support of Islam... for the Muslim's god... is Allah.  And, Muslims are constantly saying they want peace.

And, what's happened within my province of Ontario, by losing my Freedom of Speech, has definitely been a fiery trial.  At least for me.  And, for anyone/everyone who is truly a child of God.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, 1 Peter 4:12, "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:"

We must think it is not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try us, as though some strange thing happened to us.

Yes, what has happened by having our Freedom reduced, is a fiery trial.

But, I will trust God. 

Always.


Until next time...

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