Philippians 2:9-11 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Psalm 95:6 “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.”
This past Friday night, the local public high school played in the State Championship football game, losing after a hard-fought battle. Yet, far more impressive than their football prowess is their faith-filled perspective. The attached picture appeared on the front page of the local paper several weeks ago, taken after a game to capture their regular postgame devotional and prayer.
Yes, the football players at this PUBLIC high school pray together after their games. Yes, this PUBLIC high school allows one of their coaches to lead the team in a postgame Christian devotion. Yes, there are news organizations in this country that uplift such humble obedience to Christ. Yes, there are communities in this country that are unashamedly rooted in the gospel. Yes, there are still places in this country where knees publically bow to worship the Lord.
It is right that they should kneel before the Lord. It is challenging and encouraging that they do kneel before the Lord. It is right that they should worship and bow down. It is challenging and encouraging that they do worship and bow down. It is right that their tongues should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. It is challenging and encouraging that their tongues do confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Every knee should bow. Every tongue should confess. These truths should be on our minds particularly as we approach the celebration of the birth of our Saviour.
PLEASE PRAY THAT INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES IN THIS LAND WOULD HUMBLY BOW TO THE LORD AND PROUDLY CONFESS THE NAME OF CHRIST. We should do so worshipfully. We should do so publically. We should do so reverently. We should do so recognizing that His name is above all names.