Last week, my colleague told me that she got free cinema tickets, popcorn, and drinks from redeeming her Smart Rewards points. She told me to check my points too so I can also get some freebies. I did it immediately and found that after 2 years of subscription, my Smart postpaid plan earned me 40,000 points! I used some of my points to earn rebates for my next bill. So when my bill arrived, it was PHP300.00 off my usual balance. It felt great because I never expected to get something out of paying my monthly phone bill.
This reminded me of my rewards in heaven. There were times when I think about the hardships I’ve been through and seek the purpose of all the pain. Sometimes I find the answers, but most of the time, I am left clueless. That’s the time when I ask God, “Why did I have to go through that?” His answer is always simple: to love. The more love I give, the move lives experience heaven here on earth. And eventually, there will be more lives saved, all of us earning more rewards in heaven all together.
A few days ago, I felt so hurt about a wrongdoing of a person I love dearly. I felt so betrayed. I talked and cried about it with God and asked Him to lead me to what I should do with the situation. The Lord’s message was clear: forgive. I didn’t feel like doing it at first, but after one day, I just felt forgiving. And so I surrendered to the Lord the situation, and entrust the person to Him for transformation. Again, I am reminded that I may not earn the rewards here on earth, but together with the person I have forgiven, we will reap God’s unfailing love in all eternity.
How about you, have you checked your rewards points?
So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us... Galatians 6:9-10 MSG