. . . and every tongue profess that Yeshua the Messiah is Lord—to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:11, TLV
There will come a day when every knee will bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth at the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:10). Every knee, whether in terror and remorse or joy and reverence. That’s a yes and amen, isn’t it? But that’s not what is on my heart today. At least not everything.
It’s the, “. . . to the Glory of the Father.” If you’re a parent, this may come as no surprise, that one day our child will do something wonderful. Whether he takes his first step or she looks us in the eye and knows who we are or they accept a diploma, people will speak their name. And in the moment, we’re proud in the purest way.
Now, imagine God the Father makes the most unbelievable plan — world redemption of a horribly corrupt people. He knows not everyone will accept it. May even ridicule it. But, it is the only way to restore these human children as His own.
So, He presents the plan. Who is the One willing to do it? His Son. His only Son. The Father has already seen what that means — the humiliation, the pain, the suffering, and even a moment of complete separation. But, His Son accepts the call. And over the centuries, He watches as His Son prepares for His holy task, then finally completes it.
On that day, when every knee will bow and every tongue confesses, you know that Yeshua’s Father is the loudest voice shouting His name. He knows His Son did it for Him. He knows His Son did it for us. And He couldn’t be more proud.