Isaiah 6:1-5 NIV
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, 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 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.”
Passages like these make me reflect on how I see God. Do I get 'too familiar?' Am I awestruck with how great and powerful and high and exalted God remains? What about you? Yes, we should delight in our close relationship with God. God wants that relationship with us. Why else would Jesus have come? Why else would the Holy Spirit live in us? This is all about intimacy. Yet, our God is awesome! If the heavens declare God's glory, then God must be awesome indeed. Do we feel the awe that Isaiah felt? As the song says, 'Our God is a great big God.'
Lord God Almighty, may I never lose my sense of awe at your greatness. Amen.