Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Every now and then it is good to remember just who Jesus is. It is easy to get comfortable with Jesus as my friend, my brother, even as my Savior. But Jesus is so much more than that.

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.” Revelation 19:11-16

Wow! My first response is, “Lord have mercy!” Immediately followed by shouts of praise! He alone is worthy. There is no one like our God. Hallelujah! Praise you Jesus!

Lord, we are not worthy to carry your sandals. Yet you choose to come close to us, to call us by name, to speak to us, and touch our brokenness. What a privilege to be called one of yours. What an honor to have such access to you. Thank you Lord.