Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 1 Corinthians 9:25
Ever get tired of the awards shows celebrating actors and musicians? Last night one of the major networks reran the star studded Grammy/Beatles show. There are Emmy Awards, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Tonys, Grammys, MTV Music Awards, and lots more. An entire industry is built around these annual “red carpet” events, as everyone watches to see who wore what and see if their favorite stars are chosen. Meanwhile, soldiers, schoolteachers, firefighters and other true heroes, are often forgotten.
One day an Awards Ceremony will occur in heaven, where the true rewards will be distributed. The Bible says, “Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done”.
The reward ceremony in heaven will be unlike anything we can imagine. Treading the red carpet might be short lived dress up fun, but walking down the golden streets is eternal!