READ : Philippians 2:1-11
. . . and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (v. 11)
What happens when your favorite team wins? Do you sit quietly on your hands? Of course
not! You shout, you yell, you high-five your friends. The athletes also celebrate and
often deflect praise. “We couldn’t have done it without the support of the fans. . . . The
offensive line did a great job blocking. . . .”
The coronation of Christ is a shared celebration. The Father gives the Spirit to those
who ask. The Spirit cheer-leads us to say “Jesus is Lord!” And Jesus does all he can to
return the glory to God the Father.
The Holy Trinity is also a Blessed Unity. One can’t be lifted up without wanting the
Others to be lifted up. And here is the amazing truth, we can be part of the celebration
too. Like the excitement that sweeps a city when its team wins the championship, believers
can share in the excitement of Christ’s ascension and rule. The cross of Christ invites us
into a selfless circle of praise. We are welcome to a place of praise where we lift up and
are lifted up. We want the best for others. We get the best for ourselves. We want others
to win and we win too.
We think when one gets the praise, others get left out. It is not so in the King’s
Coronation. When tongues confess, lives are blessed. So step into the dance today. Lift up
Father, Son, and Spirit; lift up brother and sister. Participate in the praise!
Father, Son, and Spirit, you are a selfless circle of praise and I want to join in.