When I am troubled by appalling world events, or painful personal pressures, or nameless anxieties, I sometimes sit down, take my Bible, turn to the end and remind myself how everything is going to end. And the end is the Great Beginning of a New Heaven and a New Earth and a New City where we will live forever in the presence of Jesus.
You don’t have to be a brilliant Bible scholar to take your Bible, turn to the end, and see what will have great value in the end of all things. At the end of the Bible Jesus is worthy.
In the last few chapters of the Bible, millions upon millions in the heavenly choir, saints and angels, young and old, redeemed from every tribe and tongue, twenty-four elders, and four living creatures are singing. They are singing “Jesus is worthy” and “worthy is the Lamb who was slain.” If and when everything else in your life seems uncertain, never doubt that Jesus is Worthy.
A thousand other things will fall in place when Jesus is Lord. When he is worthy to you, a greater treasure than any other thing it will order your life. When you seek him first and love him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength everything else will be where it belongs.
When we gather together weekly to worship we are calibrating our souls to the values of heaven, we are tuning our souls to the heavenly song.
March 3, 2022