As I got ready to serve at church today I had a thought;
I am not worthy to stand before the Lord.
I am not worthy to serve before His people.
Today is Resurection Sunday and it is a strong day!
Jesus conquered the grave and set us free and here I was
having these thoughts.
My mind immediately went to the movie “Thor”
Yes people, I was thinking about “Thor” during church! 😦
I thought about his hammer and how the only person able
to wield it had to be “worthy”!
There was a time in “Thor” when he wasn’t worthy. His dad
banished him from Asgard and took his hammer.
As he banished him to another world he sent the hammer
after him and spoke to it saying, “anyone worthy enough would
wield it”. Those are not the exact words but they were something
to that effect.
But this is the thing, can we be worthy?
Thor became worthy after he realised the errors of his ways.
By his own strength he became worthy but I think they got it
We cannot become worthy on our own. It’s impossible!
In fact, I don’t think it’s about that at all.
On this earth we will always be flawed. We will sin and struggle
with sin but it’s because Jesus Christ is worthy that we can
stand before Him!
“Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “
Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?”
And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was
able to open the scroll, or look at it.
Revelation 5:2, 3
No one was worthy to open the scroll!
No one IS worthy still…..!!
No one but Him!
“So I wept much, because on one was found worthy to open and
read the scroll, or to look at it.
But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion
of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open
the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”
And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the
four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb
as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes,
which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him
who sat on the throne.
Revelation 5: 4-7
It’s a long passage of scripture and I encourage you to read
the whole chapter but the point is this. He was and is the only
One who is worthy! Our mission is not to become worthy but
we are to trust in the saving power of the cross every single
day of our lives. We are to trust in the One who is worthy!
That’s what this day is about.
Death, the enemy, thought he
had won but he was wrong. Jesus Christ was the winner.
He saved us and made us righteous. Because of Him we can
I don’t serve because I am worthy because I am the man,
because I am perfect, far from it! I serve because God makes
me able to serve.
On this strong day I realised I am unworthy, yes! But because
of what He has done He has makes me able to stand.
I rely on His grace and mercy consistently because without it
I would be a dead man walking, I would have no future, no hope,
He is the One who is worthy! Amen and amen!!
Happy Resurrection Sunday to you all!
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