The body language of this woman seems to indicate respect for the killer whale as she bows to it. My body language when encountering a killer whale was not so much respect as fear! Years ago I was volunteered to be kissed by one of these amazing creatures. I was carefully held by a park employee over the end of a plank jetting out above the water. I think I was as stiff as that board as I closed my eyes in fear!
Today’s verse describes a bow to One who is so much more worthy than any creation of His. This bow is done in worship and does not stop at the waist. Those reverencing the God of the universe bow all the way down to His feet in abject humility. Our posture before His majesty is one that is self-abasing and glorifying to Him. He is worthy of this worship for many reasons but in this verse He is bowed to for His love. He loves and holds His own in His mighty and powerful hand!
One day I will physically bow to Him in His presence. One day everyone in heaven and on earth and under the earth will do the same (Phil. 2:10). For some it will be under compulsion. But for believers it will be a continuation of our worship here on earth. The challenge for me here and now is whether I can bow my will to His in humble submission. He is my King and my Lord.
Lord, may Your will be done in my life today.