December 10, 2014

isaiah6-8

Isaiah 6:1-13

I remember preaching on this Reading on Holy Trinity Sunday, June 10, 1973. In it, the prophet received his call into ministry in the form of a vision. He saw the glory of God as “the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.” Indeed, “the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isa 6:1-3)

Isaiah was terrified in the presence of the holy. “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” (Isa 6:5)

Still, the Lord forgave him, cleansed him, and commissioned him. “’Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me.’” (Isa 6:8)

Prayer: Lord, give us such peace that we might enter in to your presence through Word, Sacrament, and prayer. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell,
Pastor of  Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.

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