Eternal Awards for Christians

Billy Graham

The golden Oscar that was given over the weekend, and the hoopla that went along with him, is all over the news. The Academy Awards honors those in the movie industry. Imagine with me, if you will, an Eternal Awards ceremony… from God’s perspective.

And the winners are…”

 “Best Director: Billy Graham, who spent his life pointing others towards the cross and eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.”

 “Best Visual Performance: The Sunday School teachers who make Bible stories come alive to young children through the use of songs and stories.”

“Best Supporting Actors: Christians, who serve others, in their homes and churches.”

“Best Costume Design: The crews in charge of the annual Christmas pageants that turn wiggling children into touching nativity scenes.”

“Best Foreign Language: The missionaries and Bible translators who diligently serve God far away from the comforts of home.”

“Best Original Score: The worshipers, who sing praises to the Lord, with wholehearted devotion.”

As God presents each winner with his or her bejeweled golden crowns, He says, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

I Corinthians 9:25

“And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”

Written by Tonya Munson Ruiz