Tough Knees

Steven Laman

READ : Philippians 2:5-11

I was six or seven years old when my family visited Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. After seeing the stalactites and stalagmites, we went to our motel. When dad put me down on the carpet, I felt a prick in one knee. I soon discovered that I had knelt on a scorpion! Fortunately, he couldn’t get his stinger past my hard callouses. Since I cannot walk, the skin on my knees had gotten tough from years of crawling or “walking” on them.

Paul wrote of when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord. What is Paul talking about? Everyone will bow on the day when our Savior comes back to earth on clouds of glory. The trumpet will sound and all will drop to their knees. Even those who did not accept Jesus as their Lord will have to bow before His greatness and majesty. On that day, will we joyfully drop to our knees because we love our Lord, or will we reluctantly kneel because we finally realize that He is God?

Probably, your physical knees are not as tough as mine because you don’t use them as I do. What about our spiritual knees? Let’s work on getting callouses on our spiritual knees by giving Jesus the love, respect and honor He deserves now. If we do, then on that day when He returns, we will have great joy as we kneel down and worship our King.


Jesus, You are the majestic Lord and we willingly kneel before You. Help us to share with others that You are King. Amen.