11 Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. 12 And they sang in a mighty chorus:
"Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered—
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing." Revelation 5:11-12 (NLT)
Early on in my Christian journey I felt God was too big, too important, and too powerful to want to hear from me. I had my faith and I believed but did God really want to hear from me, a lowly sinner and repeat offender? Aren't there millions of others out there more faithful, more important, and "better people" than I?
When my children would repeatedly say "I'm sorry" for the same offences, I often thought "well, don't do it again." But I always forgave them and never tired of them saying "I'm sorry." Isn't God that way too? We call God our Father and don't fathers (or parents) enjoy interacting with the children they love? Now as I'm further along in my journey of faith I have realized God does want to hear from me. He longs to listen to my voice, my prayers, and even when I'm sorry.
Revelation 5:12 says that because Jesus was slain He is worth the honor, glory, and praise we offer him. Because of His sacrifice for us the angels praise, bless, and honor Him. We are the direct recipients of his sacrifice so rightfully we are the ones who should praise Him forever and ever—not just the angels in heaven. We can do this by communicating with God at every opportunity. No circumstance is too small. Crazy as it sounds I will give God a quick prayer of thanks and praise for a green light when I'm in a hurry; or when I find my missing checkbook. A quick prayer of thanks keeps me in touch with God. The more in touch I am the more comfortable I feel in my prayer life and in my journey of faith.
Questions for Reflection:
- How important is your interaction with those you love?
- How often do you communicate with God?
Heavenly Father, with all the angels in heaven I praise you and give you thanks for saving me. You deserve nothing but honor, glory, and power forever and ever. Amen.