Have you ever struggled connecting your life to proclaiming the eternal worth of Jesus Christ? On Sunday we saw how, in Revelation 5, heaven sings out the worth of Jesus. Short of me setting aside my hot cup of joe and breaking into song in the middle of McDonalds for my fellow morning coffee patrons; how does my life show the worth of Jesus? At first glance my life seems to have little to do with proclaiming worth, especially of someone who is eternally worthy. My life is pretty ordinary. It is not full of opportunities for grand gestures that declare worth. Far from it, at least from a certain perspective. I don’t have any famous friends, haven’t participated in any national events, nor do I have a stage before thousands (or even hundreds). Even this post on the internet, accessible to millions, will more likely be read by double digits. So how does an ordinary guy proclaim the worth of his extraordinary Jesus when all he has is an ordinary life?
I could almost weep at my seeming inability to proclaim the worth of my glorious Jesus. And yet, in this way of thinking I almost lose my way and lose a proper vision of his worth. You see, Jesus is so worthy that he does not need me to provide him a stage or an opportunity or a grand gesture. The universe is his stage. Creation is his opportunity. The incarnation is his grand gesture. My life, and every other life, is and always will be quite ordinary by comparison. Kings and celebrities alongside peasant and unknowns all pale in comparison to Jesus. His worth is not just a step above, but infinitely more.
Therefore, I am compelled to live whatever life he has granted me for him. “All things we’re created through him and for him” Colossians 1:16. I proclaim my Jesus as worthy by filling my ordinary life with him — making him the focus and purpose of my ordinary life. He is worthy to be Lord and King of every one of my moments today, and everyday.
JESUS IS WORTHY OF FIRST PLACE AT MY CHURCH AND IN MY WORSHIP.
JESUS IS WORTHY OF FIRST PLACE AT MY HOME AND IN MY RELATIONSHIPS.
JESUS IS WORTHY OF FIRST PLACE AT MY JOB AND IN MY WORK.
JESUS IS WORTHY OF FIRST PLACE AT MY SCHOOL AND IN MY STUDY.
JESUS IS WORTHY OF FIRST PLACE IN EVERY ONE OF MY MOMENTS.