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. 2Â 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. 3Â And they were calling to one another:
â€œHoly, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
Â Â Â Â the whole earth is full of his glory.â€
4Â At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5Â â€œWoe to me!â€ I cried. â€œI 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.â€
6Â Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.7Â With it he touched my mouth and said, â€œSee, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.â€
8Â Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, â€œWhom shall I send? And who will go for us?â€
And I said, â€œHere am I. Send me!â€
IsaiahÂ 6:1-8 (NIV)
The visionÂ described in Isaiah 6 is aÂ seminal passage of heavenly worship.Â Â It is a Theophany –Â an appearance of God. [from 2 Greek words,Â theo=”God” + Phaneo= “appearance”= “Theophany”].
The Lord is calling Isaiah to a longterm, strategic prophetic mission. His divine encounter with the AlmightyÂ God will forever humble and sustain Isaiah through the difficult assignment ahead.
Isaiah’s calling was unique. But so is yours and mine. The same God calls us today to share His message.
Will your response be “Here I am. Send me” ?
About This Series:Â A daily â€œworship ritualâ€ I practice is to listen toÂ The Daily Audio Bible podcast, take a photo of the morning sky, find a meaningful scripture or quote (usually from the DAB), and share it on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter.
In this series of Â blog posts, I go a little deeper andÂ share a worship related Â devotional thought. Please comment and share! The Lord bless you.