The Enduring Crown
By Seth Rees
Trials and hardships and persecutions endured without complaint will win for us eternal crowns. The heroic soldier craves a post of honor, though reached through great peril, because he knows it will bring the applause of a nation and the lasting fame of history. He may be a true hero and win a great prize; but the time will soon come when his name will be forgotten, and his chaplet will have faded forever.
Not so with the Christian soldier. He may win a crown which will never fade and a fame which never will be forgotten. When the history of the nations is forgotten and the records of time are obliterated, when the stars have fallen and the suns are all cinders, and the new heaven and the new earth are sweeping in their orbits of immensity—these lives shall shine and burn and blaze forever.