YOU ARE WORTHY.
That is not a message that the world gives many of us. On the contrary, most of us have been told, in one way or another, that we are not worthy: not good enough, or pretty enough, young enough or thin enough. That, for whatever reason, we do not deserve to be loved.
To this message, the Resurrection of Jesus gives a resounding “NO.”
“Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,” we sang on Easter Sunday, echoing the angels in Revelation 5:12. The Lamb who conquered death is worthy forever.
And for the sake of the Lamb, God declares us worthy. Despite our sin and our failures, God imputes to us the purity and victory of Christ.
This is what it means to be redeemed, to be given the gift of grace: that whoever you are, whatever you have done, you are worthy in God’s eyes.