Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross! 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 confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
— Philippians 2:6-11

It's no secret that I love Meadow Spring. Are we perfect? Not at all and if anyone knows our weaknesses and shortcomings, it would be me. But knowing that doesn't diminish my love for Meadow. And one of the specific things I love is our music and worship. I know - worship is far more than singing and music - but it is how I refer to the part of our services where we open our mouths, lift our voices, and sing praises to and about Jesus. And the music we do at Meadow has incredible effects on what goes on in my mind as I read scripture and walk through the day. So much of it is directly from Scripture so that singing or thinking about the songs throughout the day is pretty much like meditating on Scripture and Scriptural truths.

What does this have to do with Philippians 2:6-11? This passage raises Jesus and His name to a powerful place and the song that comes to mind is a new one for me ... "No Other Name" by Hillsong Worship. We began singing this song shortly before Easter and it has a simple, focused, and oh so powerful message.

One day I will be on my knees directly in front of Jesus bowing before Him, confessing Him as Lord and in my limited finite mind, I imagine a song like this being sung or played in the background. As great as this song is, I know the music and worship of Heaven before Jesus will be incomprehensibly (is that a word?) better.

Meditating on this, keeping this passage and song fresh in my mind humbles me and catapults me into the day ready to accept whatever God's will allows to come into my life.

 

Comment