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Jonah 1:1-4:11; Revelation 5:1-14; Psalm 133:1-3; Proverbs 29:26-27
“Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders, the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive
power and wealth and wisdom
and might and honor and glory
I heard every creature in heaven and on earth
and under the earth
and in the sea and all that is in them saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb,
be blessing and honor and glory and might
forever and ever!”
the four living creatures said, “Amen!”
and the elders fell down
Myriads of myriads! I learned that myriads means ‘millions.’
Millions and thousands and thousands and millions–Angels, ALL in agreement, ALL in ONE voice declaring that ONLY Jesus Christ-the Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive all that mankind covets–wealth, power, prestige, honor ,glory, wisdom.
And then we hear or see an ad on TV or in a magazine that throws out the phrase “because you’re worth it.” Really????? What have we done compared to Christ who gave His life for us on the Cross so that our sins might be forgiven and forever forgotten by our Heavenly Father?
Yet in God’s eyes, because of Jesus, we are worth it–Because of Jesus He’s opened the gates to Heaven to all who believe on His Name. His love for us and what His Son has done for us makes it all so worth it.
So one day we will be among the cajillions of voices praising the Lamb in Heaven! And even now, as we worship our voices join with theirs:
“Holy, holy, holy
Lord, God of Sabaoth,
Heav’n and earth with
shout the glory
of Your name.
Sing hosanna in the highest,
sing hosanna to the Lord;
Truly blest is He who comes
in the name of the Lord! Amen.”