Yesterday I was honored to receive an award from the Redwood Falls Rotary Club. It is called the "Service above Self" Award. It was a memorable day with the lunch, trophy, gift for the missions ministry and all the well wishes from community leaders.
That got me to thinking about the ultimate reward. The day Jesus (hopefully) says to us, "Well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord." (Matthew 25: 21) I can only begin to imagine how significant that will be.
As Christians, we can be distracted or become weary over the issues we face on this earth. If we aren't cautious, the temporary things of earth can seem more real than the permanent things of heaven. Stay focused, realize we are eternal beings who will one day receive eternal rewards. It will be more than worth the effort!