And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3
You may be quite familiar with angels, and our Lord Himself, glowing with light. But can you picture yourself like that? Not in this world of course, but in the next.
Those who "shine" today are not always the good or holy. I remember a preacher lamenting on those presently esteemed. He described the terrible lives of the famous and the productions that they appeared in. "And you call them stars!"
So let's think of your present status. You may even be considered dull in wit or conversation. But God has a different standard, and a different venue in which to award us. How good to be free of those who would judge us in this world.
Our gracious God will some day glorify us. He will dress us in garments of light, as the prophets have promised. Such a hope we have, as we await the great Awards Ceremony!