The two greatest events in the history of the world are the
creation of man and the redemption of man by the death of the Lord Jesus

The four living creatures and the twenty-four elders sing
about these two events in Revelation 4:11 and in Revelation 5:9-10. Both hymns
start out the same: “You are worthy.” There are different reasons given: “For
you created all things” and “because you were slain.” The first hymn is limited
to the choir of twenty-eight. For the second hymn, the twenty-eight are joined
first by upwards of 100 million angels, and then by every living creature
everywhere. Let us thank and praise God for our creation and redemption.


Written April 1989.

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