“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. 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. And they were calling to one another; “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.’ At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. ‘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.’ Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, ‘See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.’ 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!”
Heaven will be beyond our wildest imaginations. Just to be in God’s presence, before His throne with Jesus seated at His right hand will be incredible. In God’s presence what will we do? In the Old Testament, Moses hid his face, and Abraham and Joshua fell facedown. The prophet Isaiah when faced with God’s holiness was struck with the realization of his own unholiness. “I am a man of unclean lips…” he says in verse 5. But in God’s presence a cleansing is always possible as in verse seven. We as Christians can be in God’s presence at any moment. The moment we come before Him in prayer, we are at His throne. As Christians it is of utmost importance that we are spending time is God’s presence, confessing our sin and seeking forgiveness. When we are clean, God can speak, but He will not speak if there is unconfessed sin. We should follow Isaiah’s example of confession restoring our relationship to God. Then God’s Word to us can come. In Isaiah 6:8, God asks, “Whom shall I send?” This is God’s question to all Christians. Who will be God’s hands and feet in a dark world? Who will tell others of God’s unconditional love? Faced with an almighty, majestic God, Isaiah immediately responsed, “Send me!” It was the only response. When we are faced with God’s glory, we will be overwhelmed and our only response will be “Yes, Lord”. Go to God in prayer today with true confession and ask God to direct your paths. Ask God for the courage to be able to say, “Yes, Lord” when He asks,” Whom shall I send?”
From You Ain’t in Kansas Anymore
Photo courtesy of my cousins Eddie and Cindy Taylor, the world travelers.