Kate said worth
Now, the VERY FIRST THING that popped into my head this morning, with only one-half cuppa coffee, is the song Is He Worthy?
Worthy is definitely from the word worth – so it does work. Not sure where I’m going with this prompt and short essay – but let’s begin.
My husband grew up in a hard household – he was the eldest and had several half siblings. He got blamed for everything and what ensued wasn’t always pleasant. He grew up feeling unworthy. Today, at 73, he still hesitates to use a china plate or buy himself a new pair of shoes. I am constantly telling him, “You are worthy – get the shoes.” Of course, I will normally just go online and buy some for him because after 38 years I know what he likes. He is worth a new pair of shoes and a china plate for his sandwich.
What makes us worthy of spending eternity with an all-knowing and all-loving God? The sacrifice Jesus made on Calvary’s cross. That is the only way God will consider us worthy for heaven.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son to die on Calvary’s cross and whoever believes that Jesus died and rose again to wash their black heart clean and receives His forgiveness, mercy and grace is worthy to live forever. (a form of John 3.16)
So, you see, it is Jesus Christ who makes us worthy. Not my goodness or clean living – Jesus’ sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection makes us worthy when we believe and receive!
I am worthy
I will never forget the day my unworthiness sat upon my heart and I asked Jesus, once and for all, to forgive my sins and be my Savior. It was the most WORTH-while day of my life.
Have you received His worthiness?