Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:20 ESV
With a name like Caligiuri, you can imagine what it was like for me in school when the teachers took attendance the first day of each year. Usually, after a while they would get it right but sometimes, I just gave up and simply smiled and nodded at their mangled attempts. The great thing about Jesus is that He not only knows our name, but He also knows how to pronounce it as well as every other detail of our lives! In this time as we are passing through storms of violence, division and confusion, it is a great comfort to know that if we have given our life to Jesus and repented of our sins then God has our names written in Heaven. There, no one will ever erase it, forget it or replace it. We have an eternal place with Jesus and there is no greater joy than being His! Today’s song – When the Roll is Called Up Yonder reminds us of this time of celebration, in a toe-tapping and upbeat way that has made it one of our favorites at the nursing home. I wish I could show you more of the faces of my friends there, but with usually this is not permitted. But one day we will have the chance to all meet on the other side and the good news is that we will all be younger and better looking there!!
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Really? Your name is Caligiuri!? And I thought I was weird because my full legal given name is C.A.!
Yup that’s where they used all the left over letter i’s when they were handing out names!
Great singing and great truth, Pete!
Thanks Patty. Have a blessed weekend.
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Thanks for reposting. Have a blessed weekend
I can still here my grandfather singing this song as he led the congregation of a little country church. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Pastor Pete. PS. I’m not even going to try and say your last name correctly.😉
Thanks Dave. Glad for your trip down that happy lane. Have a great weekend.
Pastor Pete, I traded in a very straight forward last name that everyone could pronounce for my husband’s last name which is a much more complicated one. It has helped expand my sense of humor and learn to recognize that look of sheer puzzlement on people’s faces which prompts me to volunteer a pronunciation rather than watch them struggle. When I read the title of this post, I was hoping you would have a video leading us in that wonderful hymn. I was not disappointed.
Glad you liked it Beth!