July 29, 2015
Trashing Our Trophies
In an article about a local man I wrote, “John has trophy room full of stuffed animals, accolades and organizational pins representing his endeavors and volunteerism.” John appreciated the article, however he emailed me with one minor error. John good naturedly wrote, “You “stuff” a turkey and “mount” a trophy.” I really do feel bad that I unintentionally demeaned John’s trophies by relegating them to teddy bear status. Spiritually speaking God does something similar to all of man’s trophies. “All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Those who would speak up for them are blind; they are ignorant, to their own shame” (Isa 44:9 NIV).