Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Welcome Like Heaven

I shared about the home coming of our pastor Kit on this post. Kit was diagnosed with leukemia several months ago and after two unsuccessful chemo treatments on Honolulu, the doctors did not recommend another one. We are not giving up hope. Our trust is in God.

So from Honolulu, they came home to Maui on Sunday afternoon. One of our church members put together and excellent slide show which I'd like to share with you HERE....

Before you go there, I also would like to mention that I am blogging at the Johnsons' Ohana Blog. The "coming home" was mentioned there several times as an illustration of how our friend Joey will be welcoming us in heaven someday. When you get a chance, I encourage you to leave a comment for my friends Karen and Joe whose grief is beyond words at this time.

And so this Thusday, I am thankful for:
1) Eternal Life
2) Family
3) Church and Friends
4) Healing
5) Blogging
6) Rest and Peace In Christ

For more Thankful Thursday sharing, go to Sting My Heart.

11 comments:

Lynn said...

Liza,

So much going on. Thank you for sharing your heart for those who are suffering.

Happy TT.

Denise said...

Thank you for having such a caring heart.

Kelsey said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Liza,

This hits pretty close to me. We are in the midst of helping my sister fight the most aggressive form of brain cancer. I'm so sorry for your losses.

I'm so thankful that even though we may lose someone here on earth, we have the promise of seeing them again.

Blessings

Cheryl

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Yes Liza you do have such a caring heart!
There is a song by the christian band Stellar Kart, it's a goofy tune, but the words are profound. "Life is good, eternal life is better!"
That God for eternal life.

Laurie Ann said...

Thank you for sharing this. It's precious...May God be with you and those you care so deeply about.

Tracy said...

What a kind and loving heart you have. Thank you for sharing these things. What overwhelming love those photos showed to your pastor. May God bring you and those you love comfort and peace at this time.

Darlene said...

Fabulous post on thanks! I think everyone is soooo busy this summer!
Glad you took the time to share.
Have a great week!

genny said...

Yes i agree you have a nice heart girl and like it. Thanks for sharing us your TT list. Hope God will bless you and your family and friends...

sharon said...

I said a prayer for Joey's parents, the Lord Himself will comfort them. I'll keep praying for your pastor, God specializes in situations that seem impossible.

eph2810 said...

That is so wonderful that your church family came together to welcome your pastor back home -- like you said - we have hope - hope of eternal life with our Lord...Beautiful slide-show and all the smiling faces :)

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this past week.

Be blessed today and always...