“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.”- Revelation 5:12
As Charles and Janet Morris continue Chapter 1 (“Who is Worthy of My Life?”) of Missing Jesus, they tell of the time they were in a South Asian neighborhood of London, England, to share the Gospel. It was a rainy day, and a young West Asian woman slowed down and took one of their tracts. The title of the tract was “Have You Ever Wanted a New Life?” Charles and Janet told her the tract was about Jesus. The young woman said she didn’t know much about Jesus, but that she was “looking for someone who’s worthy of my life.” Janet responded: “Well, that would definitely be Jesus.”
The authors state that we all need Jesus, the Lamb of God, to break through time and time again to deliver us out of our small way of life. The young West Asian woman was wise beyond her knowledge, because we’re meant to give our lives away, to die to self. The problem- we all have idols that make promises and fail to deliver. As Charles and Janet conclude, Jesus is different:
“The idols require our sacrifices and still withhold their blessings, but the Lamb, he doesn’t make demands; he fulfills them. He doesn’t squeeze out our lifeblood; he pours his out for us.”
Today’s question: Following your vocation loss, what subconscious idols penetrated your reality? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Worship- the cure for small-worlditis”