Words from the Heart for Sunday March 5th, 2017
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
Revelation 5:12 (NKJV)
Worthy is the Lamb
Today we can worship the wonderful Lord Jesus Christ. Today He is on the throne; yet, He is the Lamb who was slain for us. He is worthy of our worship. He is worthy of all we bring to Him. Let your voice be heard today to sing His praises.
It is likely that you have never heard of Kay Kerr, but you have likely eaten what she invented. Kay worked for Prime Minister John Diefenbaker before she and her husband Jack opened a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Coleman Alberta – they would eventually own four of them. When they opened their first franchise it took 20-30 minutes to cook the KFC gravy according to the recipe given her by corporate headquarters. Kay worked hard on a new recipe that reduced the cooking time down to 2 minutes. When Colonel Sanders heard about it – and tasted it – he flew Kay to Kentucky and had her stay at his home for a week. Today, her gravy is used in KFC restaurants across Canada. Kay Kerr eventually received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for her entrepreneurial achievements.
We pour out adulation on all kinds of people for all sorts of reasons. Some of the reasons are worthwhile – they have brought peace in the midst of conflict, or have developed a medicine that has saved countless lives. Unfortunately, and increasingly it seems to me, we are heaping praise on many whose actions are anything but praiseworthy. There is only One who deserves all our adoration, and so many in our world miss him completely. Revelation 5:12 says ““Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” Worthy is the Lamb. This, of course, is speaking about Jesus, and John the Revelator has caught a glimpse of Glory, of the throne room of heaven. Jesus was slain, but that was then and this is now. Now, He is the reigning Lord, the Lamb who came to take away the sin of the world, and has. His death on the Cross was the greatest act of love in the history of mankind, and for this reason He deserves all the accolades and adoration of every created being on earth and in heaven. So the angels cry out in praise. They have not experienced personally the joy of sins forgiven, but they see the stream of the redeemed as they enter into heaven from every tribe, nation and tongue and they cry Worthy. So should we – in word and deed today.
These have been words from the heart.