Have you ever had that moment when a truth of God just meant so much to you? Where, whether you knew it before or not, this truth seemed alive and brand new? If not, have you ever wanted that moment?
Isaiah 6 shows us Isaiah’s aha moment. Isaiah stands in the temple, apparently offering sacrifice to God. He wrote:
6:1b “…I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.”
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
The only context we have for this occasion is that it is in the year that king Uzziah died. King Uzziah had been a good king and had encouraged the worship of the One True God. Isaiah was no doubt grieving the loss of this godly influence.
God often chooses these types of moments to reveal Himself to us. Moments of grief or joy, loss or gain, we as humans look toward God in times like this, and long for Him to be revealed to us.
We probably won’t see the throne-room of God, and God’s angelic attendants. Instead God’s revealing of Himself to us comes through His word, in hearing good preaching, and just in the course of our day by day, minute by minute walk with God. These times for me come with the very real sense of the very presence of God.
In the course of our lives whether in good times or bad or mediocre, we can identify with the words of the Song:
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the Light of His glory and grace.
We often look at Isaiah 6:1-8 (please read this passage) as God’s call of Isaiah, but God’s priority was for Isaiah to See God and to Know God. The natural result of this was for Isaiah to Serve God.
(Look for my next 2 posts for the whole story)