Keller: Trophies in this world are temporary

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Sunday night, I watched the Los Angeles Rams celebrate their victory in the Super Bowl over the Cincinnati Bengals. While some of the Ram players kissed and worshipped the championship trophy, my thoughts reflected on one of my favorite spiritual hymns, “The Old Rugged Cross.”

The song shares that it was on the Cross that Jesus was slain for all lost sinners.  I would like to focus on the chorus of that song which follows:

“So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

            And exchange it some day for a crown.”

In a daily devotional written by David Jeremiah, he states that one of the hymn’s central ideas is that our trophies in this world are temporary and cannot compare in the power of the cross or to the crown to be awarded us when we stand before Jesus, “where His glory forever I’ll share.”

Getting back to the game —

I enjoyed it and thought it was a good game. For the money the sponsors spent, this year’s commercials, in my opinion, were not very effective, and the halftime show, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola, was one of the worst.


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