"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return." (2 Timothy 4:7-8, NLT)
After serving for 40 years on the African mission field, Henry C. Morrison returned home by boat. On that same boat returning from one of his big game hunts in Africa was the American President, Theodore Roosevelt.
Upon docking in New York , President Roosevelt received a great fanfare. Bands were playing and crowds were excitedly trying to get a glimpse of the famous president and reporters were there to take down his every word.
However nobody was there to welcome Morrison and his wife. As he left the docks he felt somewhat dejected. After all, Morrison thought, surely I deserve some recognition after 40 years in the Lord’s service. It was then that his wife reminded him, “But Henry, you’re not home yet!”
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”" (1 Corinthians 2:9, NLT)
From DAY LIGHTERS by Nico Bougas. available from amazon.com