When my Trophies at Last I Lay Down.
Do you remember the song, The Old Rugged Cross? Well, one of the verses in the song goes “So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it someday for a crown.” We were singing it one Sunday and I was remembering a question that kept going through my mind when I was a kid and I still wonder about it today. The question was what were the trophies we would lay down when we died? I have always thought that trophies were all that you have gathered materially. Trophies like houses, cars and money, boats and the like. Some might think that it’s your personal trophies like the trophies you may have received in athletics at school, metals in service to your country or life trophies like World’s Best Mom or Dad or Sister. My guess is that we will have to wait and ask the writer of the song when we meet in heaven someday. “Don’t wear yourself out to get rich; stop giving your attention to it. As soon as your eyes fly to it, it disappears, for it makes wings for itself and flies like an eagle to the sky.” Proverbs 23:4-5 Maybe it’s both the above, for when we get to Heaven we can’t take anything with us. GOD has all knowledge and information about each of us in His book of life. Maybe that is what the last verse in this song is telling us. “To the old rugged cross I will ever be true, it shame and reproach gladly bear; then He’ll call me some day to my home far away, where His glory forever I’ll share”. So really it doesn’t matter to me. Giving up our trophies is a small price to pay for being with GOD and sharing His glory forever. Let us prepare to be with our Father forever, what a wonderful thought. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of GOD is eternal life in Christ Jesus our LORD.” Romans 6:23 C,RJ