Search This Blog

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Isaiah: When We See God

October 3

(Isaiah 6:1-8 NIV) "In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. {2} Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. {3} And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." {4} At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. {5} "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty." {6} Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. {7} With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for." {8} Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!""

(2 Peter 1:10-11 NIV) "Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, {11} and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

Isaiah speaks of a holy moment when he was privileged to catch a glimpse of the glory of God. When we see God, we see ourselves as we really are, and it’s not pretty. Like a sunbeam streaming into a dusty room, the light of God reveals the dirt in our lives and we cry out, “Woe is me.” But when Jesus cleanses us, we begin to see who we can become. With God’s revelation comes a calling. The proper response to that calling is: “Here am I, send me.” Our calling often comes through the needs we see around us. We waste time and disrespect God when we wait for the government to care for those needs. We shirk our calling when we demand that the church step in and care for the need. You are the church, and the need is the call. Do you see a need? That’s a call. The call is for you. God is saying, “Pick up the phone and answer the call.” Move toward it and engage it! -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

No comments:

Post a Comment