They say when we get to Heaven
And stand at the throne before Him,
He won't look for medals of honor
Bestowed upon us by men.
Instead, He will look for the scars
That speak of a deep faith within;
Scars that were earned in the battles
That we fought here on earth for Him.
©1996 J M McIntosh
But rejoice to the extent that you partake
of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory
is revealed, you may also be glad
with exceeding joy.
(I Peter 4:13)