We worship Jesus Christ because of who He is. But there is a second reason why we worship
To begin with, Jesus is in heaven. He is not in the manger, in Jerusalem, on the cross, or in
the tomb. He is ascended and exalted in heaven.
What an encouragement this is to suffering Christians, to know that their Saviour has
defeated every enemy and is now controlling events from glory! He too suffered, but God
turned His suffering into glory.
But where is Christ in heaven? He is in the midst. The Lamb is the center of all that transpires
in heaven. All creation centers in Him (the four living creatures), as do all of God’s people
(the elders). The angels around the throne encircle the Saviour and praise Him.
He is also at the throne. Some sentimental Christian poetry and hymnody dethrones our
Saviour and emphasizes only His earthly life.
These poems and songs glamorize “the gentle carpenter” or “the humble teacher,” but they
fail to exalt the risen Lord! We do not worship a babe in a manger or a corpse on a cross. We
worship the living, reigning Lamb of God who is in the midst of all in heaven.
Scripture for today: “Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed through the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high
priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in all
things as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:14- 15, NASB).
Additional Scripture: Read all of Revelation 5.
Action assignment: Meditate on the fact that Jesus Christ is in heaven as your personal
Mediator, pleading your case (1 Timothy 2:5).
WARREN W. WIERSBE