Yesterday I proposed that worship was a constant act of surrendering one’s life to God. When I was looking at passages that dealt with worship I found something interesting in Matthew:
And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” -Matt 8:2
While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.” – Matt 9:18
Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” – Matt 15:25
On these three occurrences it seems that asking Jesus for help is equated with worship. Why is that? Maybe it has to do with faith. They believed that Jesus could provide for their needs, they did not doubt even though their needs were pretty extreme: cure my leprosy, bring my dead daughter back to life, heal my daughter from demon-possession. They recognized Jesus’ role and also their own. Does this have anything to do with worship? Is worship simply recognizing the power and authority of Christ and submitting ourselves in faith to that? I would love to hear your thoughts.