Words from the Heart for Saturday February 24th, 2018
In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
Revelation 5:12 (NIV)
Worthy Is The Lamb
What a glorious song this is: praise of the Lamb of God slain for us. He is worthy. We do not have to wait for eternity to praise Him. Let us worship the Lamb who died for us. Raise your voice today to join the song.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are just about finished. Once again, these worthy Canadian athletes have represented our nation on a world stage. 100 days before the Olympics began, a website called Virtual Medal Table predicted that Canada would take third place, winning a combined 31 medals (5 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze). Canada will win medals in 10 different sports (out of 15). This would equal the Olympic record by USA (2002), Canada (2006), Germany (2010) and Russia (2014).
Jesus stepped into our world from the glories of heaven. We can’t begin to imagine the shock that must have been. And on the worst day Jesus faced the physical and emotional pain that came through the jeering of the crowds and the beatings and crucifixion. The Bible says that for the joy set before Him, Jesus endured the cross. What was this joy? Revelation 5:12 says this: “In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Jesus had come to this world to take the punishment for our sins. He endured all that He did because He loves you and He loves me. And by His death and resurrection Jesus has brought millions from death to life, from hell to heaven. The joy set before Him was spending eternity with those whom He redeemed by His death. And when He finished His work and returned to heaven, once again He received the praise He alone deserves – from the armies of angels He commands and from the redeemed saints of God.
These have been words from the heart.