Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He was David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
–Andrew Peterson, “Is He Worthy?”
These lyrics are drawn from a passage in Revelation 5 when the angel asks if anyone is worthy to open the scroll with seven seals. The author, John, weeps when no one is found to be worthy. But then … “one of the elders said to me, ‘Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.’”
This staggering moment in Revelation is even more poignant when read (or sung!) during Easter as we celebrate Christ’s victory over death. “Is he worthy? His is.”
As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christ’s resurrection, it’s good to remember that Jesus is a worthy savior, not just because of what he’s done for us, but because of who he is for us. And this modern hymn by Andrew Peterson serves as the perfect invitation for each of us to respond with gratitude, awe, and love. May it resonate in your heart this Easter season.
Created by Dove Award-nominated recording artist, songwriter, and award-winning author Andrew Peterson, Resurrection Letters, Vol. 1 powerfully proclaims the implications of Christ’s victory over sin and death in our own lives … 2,000 years later. Ten years in the making, this celebratory Easter album is meant to move listeners to a greater gratitude, awe, and love for God.
Perfect for Easter or any time, Resurrection Letters, Vol. 1 beautifully tells the story of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection … and what that means for us today.