We All Bow Down

We All Bow Down

Bow down?

One day, we will all bow down before the great King of kings and Lord of lords! But, why wait? Each and every day, while it is still called day, let us submit ourselves under the almighty hand of God, in worship and in grateful praise. Not just figuratively, but actually — as bent knees, open palms, and bowed heads!

Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place

and gave Him the name above all names,

10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9-11

To Whom Do We Bow?

Today’s addition to our Practice of Praise assures us of this: the Lord we are submitting to is the Lord of love.

Lenny LeBlanc’s lyrical tune, beautiful piano accompaniment, and simple words provide a meditative, worshipful experience. Let’s find joy in praising King Jesus today! (Click here for the complete Salty Sound girl playlist.)

Some Words

“And we all bow down
Kings will surrender their crowns
And worship Jesus
For He is the love
Unfailing love
He is the love of God

…Awesome and holy
A friend to the lonely
Forever His love will reign

…He’s the light of the world
And Lord of the cross.”

Lenny LeBlanc

Lord of the Cross

Let’s take a look at those last words, quoted above. Leblanc writes: “And Lord of the cross”. Huh?

Lord of Creation, yes. Lord of Resurrection, yep. But Lord of that sick implement of torture? Yes! And here’s why.

We need to understand, we need to “get it”, we hero-loving, bad-guy-busting adorers of strength: Christ is LORD. King. Sovereign. Ruling since forever, to forever. His power is endless.

Jesus was not crucified because:

  • Judas betrayed Him
  • Caiaphas condemned Him
  • Pilate didn’t listen to his wife’s dream and warning
  • The people yelled loud enough and insisted
  • He didn’t get a fair trial

Yes; all of the above are true. Each of those things happened, yet in each case these folks were simply playing right into the Mighty Sovereign Hand of God Almighty. This horrible business was all a part God’s plan.

Jesus knew this; He went willingly into the “trap” that was laid.

Jesus says in the “Good Shepherd” portion of John 10:

“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

John 10: 17-18

And again, Jesus says:

“…even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:28

And Paul said this:

“8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5: 8

Willingly, He suffered this abuse. He could have commanded, as he said to His disciples in the garden, legions of angels:

“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him. “For all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

Are you not aware that I can call on My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?”

Matthew 26:52-54

Our Lord showed Himself the more powerful by far, the bravest and best hero, ever. King Jesus is Lord of the Cross, Lord of the Resurrection, and Lord of Life.

Our King, All Powerful and Eternal, is worthy of our adoration, and for every single person to one day bend the knee!

All glory, laud and honor, to this Redeemer, King–this God of unfailing love. Glory to His most-worthy Name. Let’s bow together, today.

We All Bow Down Lenny LeBlanc