While I enjoyed the moment, I watched as his mom and dad hugged each other. They earned it. They took him to grade school. They invested in him during middle school. They encouraged him through high school. I really couldn't tell who was prouder, Eric or his parents.
But this illustrates a significant point. Investing your life into someone is always worth it.
Now good works will not get you into heaven. But good works will be rewarded. Giving is its own reward. I have no doubt that Eric will go on to do great things in his life.
Romans 2:6 - 11 6 He will render to each one according to his works: 7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,10 but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. 11 For God shows no partiality.
Investing your life must be selfless act - not selfish or self-seeking.
You give without expecting a pat on the back.
You give with a heart of love, no hidden agendas.
You give to see others increase, not yourself.
Find someone to share your life with today and be a blessing to them.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I want to be a giver. Help me to accomplish that today. AMEN
P.S. Congratulations Eric!