Picture yourself at the world’s most beautiful resort reclining in a chair next to some water front when all of a sudden the beauty from nature takes a back seat to the presence of the Holy One.
Angels appear all around you singing in the most magnificent voices you’ve ever heard and as they sang the ground beneath you began to shake.
What would be going through your mind?
“I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on the throne…above Him were seraphim…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 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’…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.’”From Isaiah 6
If it were me, my response would have been similar to Isaiah’s. Perhaps I would cry out in fear and declare that I am not worthy to be in the presence of such a Holy and Perfect God. Obviously, no one on earth is worthy to be in His holy presence.
However, notice what one of the seraphim did. It physically touched Isaiah’s lips with coal taken from the altar and declared to Isaiah, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
This is what Christ’s death on the cross did for you and me. It made an atonement for all our sin and we no longer have to live in guilt.
May these words remind you to look forward in your life in Christ at what you are capable of doing and not dwell on your past which can hold you back. You are now worthy!
Thank you Jesus for cleansing my soul. Thank you, Lord, for making me whole. May I see your glory in the works of Your world and in my future eternal life. Amen.