Hard Work Brings Awards

Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (February 15, 2014 - Source: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe)

Actress Lupita Nyong’o attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England.
(February 15, 2014 – Source: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe)

In honor of the 2014 Oscars this coming Sunday, here’s a post we wrote last year about award season.

We look forward to all of the new movies coming out and love to see the ones that are nominated and eventually win at the Golden Globes, SAGs, Academy Awards and all the other film events that take place at the first of the year. It is a pretty exciting time and besides the movies we also love to see the fashion of the stars!

One reason we are glad these award ceremonies take place is because of the hard work that goes into the making of a good movie. What we may see in one hour and thirty minutes at the theater most times took years to put together. In many cases, the actors and actresses had to sweat under layers of makeup for hours at a time, they had to lose weight or gain weight, leave their families and countries, learn a new language and undergo rigorous training to pull off successful stunts. Plus, hundreds of other people who we don’t see on camera like the directors, writers, producers, and visual effect guys also spent long hours cutting, editing, creating, demonstrating and yelling “Action!”/”Cut!”

We can learn a lot from these stars because behind all of the glitz and glamour is hard work, sweat and lots of thought. If we work hard, we will be rewarded. The award may not come immediately, sometimes it takes years and years before the final production is released. The greatest difference between our awards and an Oscar for example, is that if we work hard for Christ, we will be rewarded with riches that cannot be lost, stolen or ever corrupted.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – Matthew 6:19-21

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