I will do my best to be worthy of heavenly awards
When I was young, there were many frames on the wall of the living room of my house. Most of them were certificates of merit, which my brother, the first son in our family, received. There were many kinds of awards: honor student awards, perfect attendance awards, diligence awards, awards in recognition of efforts, and so on. When I read the contents of the certificates of merit, I could picture what he was like in school.
My brother was a reliable son in our family. He obeyed our parents readily and helped out with their work quite well. My parents wanted him to accompany them whenever there was an important event in our family.
When I recall those days, I come to think of what kind of child I am now to my Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother: ‘Am I living a spiritual life that is worthy of receiving an award? Am I faithful enough for my Heavenly Parents to be proud of me?’ There must be countless awards in the kingdom of heaven, which are incomparable to those of this earth; awards for giving thanks, for service, for praying hard, for obedience, for yielding, for working hard, for serving others, and so on. How joyful would it be when I receive the heavenly awards, which will shine forever in the whole universe with God Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother’s glorious names on them! While imagining the scene of receiving the awards, I become determined to do deeds which deserve to be awarded.
I give thanks to God Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother for promising this sinner precious awards, as well as the forgiveness of sins. I will do my best to live every moment, without regret, so that I will be worthy of heavenly awards.
H-S Im from Seoul, Korea