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 and blessing!”
Pastor and author Adrian Rogers told an interesting story about how a gifted violinist
named Fritz Kreisler acquired a Stradivarius violin.
Kreisler heard about the rare violin owned by an old Englishman and offered to buy
it. The old man refused. “It’s not for sale,” he insisted.
One day Kreisler ventured to the old man's house and said, "If I can't buy it, may
I touch it?"
The old Englishman invited him in, let Kreisler hold the violin, and even allowed
him to begin playing it.
As the great musician tuned the violin and then drew the bow across the strings, the
music he made conjured up the sounds of children laughing, birds singing, and mighty rivers running. It was an almost magical moment.
Great tears welled up in the old Englishman's eyes as Kreisler finished playing and
tried to hand the instrument back to him. The old man refused to take the Stradivarius back. He said, "It’s not for sale, but it is yours. You are the Master and alone are worthy of it!"
The Book of the Apocalypse records the words of a heavenly worship service:
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
The inhabitants of heaven are worshiping Jesus because He
is immanently and undeniably worthy:
Worship is all about recognizing that God is our Master, and He alone is worthy. He’s
worthy of our worship. He’s worthy of our praise, and He’s worthy of our very lives!
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 11/04/2013
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under