Today, I think of the infinite beauty of Jesus and what it means to worship Him. He is the One–the One with God from the beginning, through Whom everything was made (John 1:1-3). He is Creator and Sustainer. The Father has “placed everything in his hands” (John 3:35). He gives eternal life and is one with the Father (John 10: 28-30). It is by believing in Jesus that we become children of God and have life in His name (John 20:31).
I think this morning of how at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow (Philippians 2:10) and how there is “no other name under heaven given to men by which [they] may be saved” (Acts 4:12). Jesus is our righteousness (Romans 3:22). He alone frees us from condemnation and rescues us from wrath (Romans 8:1). God has placed “all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything” (Ephesians 1:22). Jesus is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15) who is head over every power and authority (Colossians 2:9). He is our Great High Priest (Hebrews 5, 9, 10). Christ is our atoning sacrifice, pleasing to God, to remove our sin, once and for all. He is the One we worship saying “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Revelation 5:12).
And this is just who Jesus is as our God, Savior, and Redeemer. This is enough to captivate our hearts and lead us into worship. Today I think about who Jesus is as the Lord. If He never answered another prayer, if I never knew Him as Healer or Shepherd in a practical, daily sense, I would know Him as my Savior and Lord. This would be enough. I worship Jesus for His infinite beauty as the Living God who rose from the dead this Easter morning. I stand in awe of His power, authority, and right to rule. He is the King, and I bow down.