Justin Tucker

LHC Worship Pastor

Philippians 2:9-11 

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

In the book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis wrote, “When the author walks onto the stage, the play is over.” This quote illustrates the magnificence of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Philippians 2:9-11, the apostle Paul urges us not to wait to worship, for the time to worship Jesus is now.

Jesus, the author of creation, humbled Himself and took on the form of a servant, ultimately sacrificing His life on the cross for our salvation. In response to His obedience and love, God exalted Him to the highest place, giving Him the name above every other name. One day, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, from the highest heavens to the deepest pits, to the glory of God the Father.

How often do we shrug off worship in our lives, thinking we have plenty of time to bow our hearts to Jesus? Here’s the thing though, the time for worship is not bound by our plans or circumstances. Our lives are but a fleeting moment, and every second counts. Today, the Lord calls us to worship Him with all our hearts, not just as a future event but as a present reality.

Imagine a theater production where the actors are awaiting the arrival of the playwright to express their gratitude for their roles. Just as the appearance of the author marks the end of the play, the time for us to worship and honor our Savior is now. We need not wait for tomorrow, for our worship is the essence of our faith and our response to His matchless grace.

We can’t delay in acknowledging the lordship of Jesus Christ over our lives. In prayer, song, and service, let our worship rise like incense to the throne of God. As we embrace the beauty of worship, our lives will find purpose, and our hearts will be aligned with the will of our Heavenly Father.

Today, let us come before Him with humble hearts, acknowledging Jesus as our Lord and Savior, giving Him the honor and praise He deserves. The time for worship is now; let us seize this moment and glorify Him in all we do.