Isaiah, a prophet of God. Despite Israel’s seemingly constant bent toward disobeying God, they had a good kind; King Uzziah. Isaiah spoke out about the sin of the people of God but it seems he was very attached to Uzziah as their king.
And then – Uzziah died. Imagine how sad, how unsure about the future Isaiah was. One day as Isaiah was praying a most amazing thing happened. We can barely imagine what it must have been like.
Isaiah saw the Lord.
God also gave him a peek into heaven. He saw heavenly beings and holy acts of worship. In the light of God’s holiness, Isaiah was undone. The word used in the text is defined as to cease, cause to cease, cut off, destroy. So intense was Isaiah’s experience peering into heaven, he felt like it was the end of him.
But his vision! How amazing, how beautiful.
On Sunday morning, February 11, we’re going to sing a song that allows us to participate, even in a limited way, in the visions that Isaiah was granted. We’re going to sing I See the Lord by Paul Baloche.
The verse lets us sing of those visions of Heaven, and then, at the chorus, we’ll break into the song that is being ever sung in the presence of the Lord.
I see the Lord and He is seated on the throne,
The train of His robe is filling the heavens;
I see the Lord and He is shining like the sun,
His eyes full of fire, His voice like the waters.
Surrounding His throne are thousands, singing,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty;
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty;
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.”
Take a moment before Sunday and read Isaiah 6, and come prepared to praise and worship God as you sing.
From Cliff Hall