Our Father in heaven,
We praise you, that you are not a silent God. You have not kept yourself hidden from us. You are not so mysterious that we cannot know anything about you.
No, you delight to make yourself known. You love to make your name known. You have exalted above all things your name and your word.
You are a God who speaks. You are a God who reveals.
Yes, Lord. This is who you are.
You are the Lord of the universe. You are the sovereign God. You are reining over each us right now. If it were not for your sovereign and sustaining power we would not even be able to take another breath.
Compared to you, O God, all the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. You do whatever pleases you with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back your hand or say to you: “What have you done?”
Yes, Lord. This is who you are.
You are the only wise God.
You have never been confused and will never be counseled. There is no God with the knowledge and wisdom that you have. Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Have you not made foolish the wisdom of the world? Your foolishness is wiser than the world’s wisest men, and your weakness is stronger than strongest men. Oh, the depth of your riches and wisdom and knowledge, O God! How unsearchable are your judgments and how inscrutable are your ways!
Oh we rejoice in your wisdom!
You are faithful. You are the promise keeping God. You will never EVER leave us or forsake us.
Oh, how great is your faithfulness? Is this not a gathering of people who have tasted and seen that you are word is good, that your promises are sure? Is this not a gathering of people who been through some of the deepest possible pains in this world and through every step along the way we have been able to say with Job, “The Lord has given, the Lord has taken away, but blessed be the name of the Lord.” He has always been enough. He has always been faithful.
Is there a god faithful like you are God? No. You alone are the faithful God.
We know…we believe that this is who you are.
Jesus you are the one and only God who has revealed to us the Father. The sovereign King of the universe. The essence and epitome of faithfulness.
Yes! Jesus this who you are!
You are the rock of our salvation, our Passover Lamb, the innocent, perfect, helpless, slain lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. The true temple. The better and final prophet, priest, and king. The once and for all sacrifice. The true light in whom there is no darkness. The bread of life in whom we will hunger no more. The living water in whom we will thirst no more.
Jesus, this who you are!
So we lift it up. We lift up the name of Jesus. We know that there is none more worthy. We know that you hear the cry of every broken heart. We know that you are tender like a mother. We know that you are not only a brother and friend, but a husband! We know that God the Father is so well pleased with your work on the cross.
That is who you are.
And with all our hearts we praise you Jesus, for who you are. We lift up the matchless name of Jesus!
And it is the name of Jesus alone that we pray. Amen.