I love a good comedy. Wayne’s World is one of them. It’s so silly and crazy, it’s funny. One classic scene from the movie is well known and remembered by quite a few of us, aficionados. In a Milwaukee concert hall, Wayne and Garth, the characters from “Wayne’s World,” arrive at the Alice Cooper concert. They drive to the concert driving blue Pacer with flames painted on the side and a can crusher mounted on the dash. These guys are so excited because they hold in their possession of a couple of backstage passes. When they get there they are given the nod to go behind the curtains for a private audience with their hero, Alice Cooper. When they see him they start saying “We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy.” If you’ve seen the movie, you’ve got to laugh. But here’s the hard truth.
Many of us have lived our lives not feeling we’re “worthy” of anything. Not worthy of someone’s approval. Not worthy of someone’s attention. Not worthy of any blessings coming their way. Not worthy to live on this planet. Not worthy of love.
Consider this definition of worthy: “having adequate or great merit, character, or value.” When it comes to Jesus, based on our own merit, we’re not worthy. But a personal, life-changing relationship with Jesus makes all the difference. His righteousness becomes our righteousness. 1 Corinthians 1:30says, “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”