Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

21 April 2011

April 20: Jona is Home

Jona is Home. Tonight God gently and mercifully carried him Over There. Now more than ever, Jona’s greatest desire is that you should one day join him Over There.

We Want You Over There

We're going home to glory soon
To see the city bright,
To walk the golden streets of heav'n,
And bask in God's own light.
But some of you are out of Christ
And held by many a snare –
We cannot leave you lost and lone;
We want you Over There.

The pearly gates are open wide,
And we shall enter in –
To know thenceforth no tear or sigh,
No sorrow and no sin.
O come with us, and come at once!
That land is bright and fair!
We cannot leave you lost and lone;
We want you Over There.

We come to tell the story true
Of love so rich and free!
A crucified and risen Lord
Has grace for you and me!
O listen to the words of love
His messengers declare!
We cannot leave you lost and lone;
We want you Over There.

We once were burdened sore with sin,
And dark were we and sad;
But Christ has washed us in His blood,
And He has made us glad!
Fly to His wounds, ye guilty ones;
His love and mercy share.
We cannot leave you lost and lone;
We want you Over There.

Text: M. Bass
Tune: Scottish Air


Maribel said...

Dear family,
He's well now. But we feel for you. Now we will continue praying for Esteban, Ester, Marcos, and all of you who have accompanied Jona during his time on Earth. We have not met him here, but we have been blessed by his life. We look forward to joining him in Heaven some day. He must be singing His praises as we have heard him sing on those lovely videos.
The Lord answered my prayer. He kept him to be with you a little longer, but He gave him a sweet passing into Glory.

God bless you and comfort you. We will be praying

Debra said...

I'm not sure who called me, but thank you for letting me know about Jona's passing. He is in heaven now and free from the pain he has endured for so very long. I am very sad for those left behind, but I am also so happy for Jona
who is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior.

Anonymous said...

Praise God for His goodness to Jona and to us. We have much to be thankful for. Our heavenly Father cares for us not only in this world, but for all eternity. Jona is free from sin, sickness, and sorrow. We will miss him dearly. And now we focus on how happy we are for him, and rest in the knowledge that our loving heavenly Father knows all things well...and knows best. Thank you Lord, and increase our faith.

Donna said...

Praising God with Jona. Weeping with you.

the Burches said...

We prayed for healing and it came. Now we pray for the healing of your hearts.

Anonymous said...

So glad Jona is rejoycing in the presents of our Savior! We will continue to pray for the Torres family. I know the Torres family from GHS and would love to hear what arrangements they make. Thank you so much for this blog and the updates that you have given on Jona. What a wonderful testimony this family has!

Anonymous said...

Long journey. Our prayers are with the family as Jona is now leaping for joy in the reality of his Lord.

Rob and Corrie said...

Praying for all...except for Jona. He doesn't need my prayers anymore!
Love from Texas.

Kathryn Jones Richard said...

Heaven just got another Angel, So sorry for your loss. I know your heart hurts. Jona is well with the Lord, and seeing so many Beautiful Faces... Jesus, Abraham, Mosses,. What awesome site to behold. I will continue to pray for comfort and strength for your family. Your Friend in Christ, Kathryn Jones Richard

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you all. Jona's testimony will endure the test of time. He will receive many crowns from this trial. -Debbie Petersen

Anonymous said...

Sabemos que las palabras sobras pero queremos cercarle todo nuestro amor y oraciones. Solo Dios que sabe lo que duele dejar ir a un hijo puede confortarles en esta dificil hora por eso no dejamos de orar por cada uno de ustedes. Con amor Gabriel y Rosanna Gómez- Uruguay

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss, but glory to God that Jona will be with your Lord always. I am a friend of Sarah Cain.


Teresa Rietjens said...

Can't wait to meet him over there!

Mike Williams said...

As christians we do not say goodbye,we say goodnight Jona,we will see you in the morning.On that great morning when Christ shall take us to Himself.Now you see Him as He is,we shall join you,and right soon.God be with all family members and loved ones,if we know Christ we shall see Jona again,and never part.AMEN.

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray for you and your family. Hona is safely Home and only when we stand before the Lord will we know the impact that he and your family have had on many lives. Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

Danielle said...

Praying for the Torres family. My heart grieves but it also rejoices that he isn't in pain anymore.

Carrie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, and glad with you that Jona is eternally healed. What a privilege to sorrow with a hope.

Dipgdad said...

Jona joined our son Andrew in Heaven on the day that would have been his tenth birthday. We grieve with you, dear family. And we rejoice that we will see them again one day. With so much love and understanding,

Andrew's Family

Jamie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jamie Livingston

Maiden4Christ said...

We are so thankful for Jona's testimony 'til the end. We were rebuked at his "thumbs up" when asked how he was doing this past Monday when it was so obvious that he wasn't doing very well at all. God's grace was sufficient for him and he glorified Him all the way.
Blessed be the name of the Lord. We know he is safe in the arms of Jesus.
We will continue to pray for you folks in the coming days.

With much love in Christ,
Pastor Franco and family

Anonymous said...

Praying for your families!
Bill and Sue

Chrissy Brill said...

Praying for you all during this time of loss...

Anonymous said...

I've been praying for Jona and all of your family, especially his parents and brother. May God wrap you in His loving arms and give you much comfort and grace. What a blessing to know that Jona is now breathing heavenly air and one day soon we'll see him in Heaven...our real home!
David and Lynn C.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all. What a blessing the posts have been to me.May you find great comfort in knowing that your precious Jona is now in the presence of the Great King!

Denise Stokes
Missionary to Spain

Lucia said...

queridos hermanos oro para que el señor les llene de gracia y fortaleza, en estos momentos en que nuestro señor ha cargado en sus brazos amorosos a jona para que este para siempre con el.mi corazon esta con ustedes,reciban un fuerte,muy fuerte abrazo!salmos 73:26.el señor les bendiga!

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for all of the updates you have given! Jona has been such a blessing to me and also the whole student body at BJA. God is good, and I am rejoicing that Jona is now in heaven with the LORD!!!!!!! :D Thank you again!

Andrea Lyons

Gary and Nori said...

We just found out about Jona's passing and are rejoicing that he is now at peace and rest with our heavenly Father. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family for comfort and grace. Thank you for all the efforts and time spent to keep us informed through your writings, pictures and videos of Jona. Thank you for sharing what he goes through each day - this helped in our prayers for him and has always left us encouraged and blessed.

Familia Ortega said...

Algo de todos nosotros se ha ido con él. Que Dios os bendiga y conforte. Un beso desde España.