For a third year running, FORTUNE Magazine has named Hilcorp one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." This year, they certainly proved themselves worthy by awarding each of their 1,380 employees a $100,000 Christmas bonus. That’s right—$100,000 per employee, regardless of their position in the company! The bonuses allow the entire Hilcorp team to share in the company’s success.
This is not the first time Hilcorp has offered extravagant bonuses (a few years ago it offered its employees the choice of a $50,000 car or $35,000 in cash), and no doubt it won’t be the last. The recipients seem to be truly grateful. “It’s just a true gift, and I think myself, along with everyone, is not going to give less than 100 percent each day,” receptionist Amanda Thompson told Fox 4 News in Houston.
Hilcorp's generosity really is a “true gift.” But what about the original Christmas bonus program?!
Two thousand plus years ago, God presented Himself to all mankind as the truest of all true gifts. He came to live for us and to die for us so that He could offer us the bonus of all bonuses—eternal life, offered equally to each one, regardless of our position, rank, or status.
If the employees of Hilcorp can be so motivated by $100,000 to give “100 percent each day” back to the company, how much more ought we give of ourselves 100 percent in service and gratitude to the One who gave it ALL for us!
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6).