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.” Then one of the seraphim 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!”
Reflection. There is so much in this passage. Here a some themes to ponder. Take your time:
God revealed in full glory.
An understanding of our sinful state.
The need for cleansing.
Please read the passage again and let the wonderful fullness of grace flow through you as you do so. Any encounter with the Living God is replete with the necessary for our life in Christ Jesus.
Let's add the things missing from this encounter:
Prayer. Lord God Almighty, may we see you high and lifted up. We are cleansed in, by and through your Son, our Saviour, Jesus. Send us out in your will and love. Amen.