Sunday, July 20, 2008

Streets With No Name

I was e-mailing with Karen yesterday and we were "talking" about how great our hope is with God. So even though they are sad, at the same time they have joy and hope based on the fact that they know they will be reunited with Joey someday. She reminded me of this verse in Romans 8:18:

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Now that verse made me think of heaven. Joey beats us to seeing it, and we can just imagine how he's having a blast right now. For all of us who are still here on earth, we can have hope and eagerly await for that day as we carry on our mission and whatever God purposed for us to do while we're here. And since I'm thinking of heaven, I thought I'd share this wonderful video I found. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Psalms 50: 14,15

"What I want from you is your true thanks; I want your promises fulfilled. I want you to trust me in your times of trouble, so I can rescue you, and you can give me glory."

Liza's Eyeview said...

Thank your for the Bible verse for today. Because I am a fan of King James version for it's poetic translation, I thought I'd post that version here too:

50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that video Liza. I didn't know Mercy Me covered that U2 song, pretty cool. I never thought before how that song was all about heaven, listening to it with that perspective really encouraged me, I will try to elaborate on how a little bit.

Ever since I met Karen and Joe I have looked up to them and admired them and was always curious to talk to Joey when ever he came home for a visit. Because I know how special Joe and Karen are,I wanted to know Joey more because of how cool his parents were. Whenever Joey would visit hope I would get to visit with him, but of course it was always limited.

I lost my grandmother on Christmas eve this year and her and Grandpa had tickets to come to maui and meet the boys for the first time a month later, obviously she didn't get to meet the boys but my Grandpa still came.

Anyways how all these thoughts connect is I was thinking about how much more I feel like I know Joey since he has gone to heaven because of Joe and Karen and everybody sharing and how good it is to have Joe and Karen so open and willing to talk about Joey and share his life.

I wish I would have done this alot more when I was with my Grandpa. But with the little regrets I have now, I know that in heaven we will fully know and be fully known.

For some reason this song "where the streets have no name" focused my thoughts on how great it will be to be fully known in heaven and it brought comfort and peace.

Thanks Liza for all the work your doing on the blogs, it is a blessing and encouragement to many people and I believe honoring to the Lord.

Ben

Janet said...

janetKaren & Joe & ohana,
Thinking of you and looking forward to your return to Maui. My computer has been down for awhile so I just caught up with the blog.
Photos speak to us so loudly in a quiet way and we never know how they will affect others. Liza thank you for sharing all the photos from so many friends about Joey, they are cherished.
Even though my computer has been down my prayers continue on, no tech gliches there.
Hug each other tight from me.
Love ya,
Janet

Brother Steve said...

Interesting you should place this post on this day, Liza. I'm a day late in responding, so I hope the family sees this. This day, July 20 2008, is Joey's Grampa Johns birthday. (83,?) One of the most comforting things to me is the thought of Big Joe's father Joe SR. introducing Big Joe's boy, little Joe, to our heavenly father, God allmighty! Joey was passed from Father, to Father, To Father. Cool thought, I think. Once, as I was entertaining my unfounded human view of Heaven (gold streets, huge, malestic mansions, Grandpa showing Joey around, and Joey instantly making friends as effortlessly as he did dowm here.) I remembered a picture on the blog Of Karen, infant Joey, and Grandpa together. Now mind you, I don't want to sound like I'm like trying to see something cryptic in a pic, But it looks so much like Karen is gently handing Joey off to Grandpa, with a total look of trust on her face, and a total look of peace on his. (JJ just looked cute, as always!)We wont know for sure exactly what it will be like till we get there. But we have been promised that it is the most wonderful paradise imaginable!! So I would say if you took your most wonderful, joyous thoughts of this life, and multiplied them X, say, a million, we still don't come close to the joy that Joey, Grandpa John, and every loved one already there before us are experiencing! Thanks, Lord, for everything. Steve

Liza's Eyeview said...

Thanks Ben, Janet and Steve.
:) Liza