God Calls Isaiah to Be a Prophet
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord. He was sitting on his throne, high and exalted, and his robe filled the whole Temple. 2Around him flaming creatures were standing, each of which had six wings. Each creature covered its face with two wings, and its body with two, and used the other two for flying. 3 They were calling out to each other:
“Holy, holy, holy!
The Lord Almighty is holy!
His glory fills the world.”
4 The sound of their voices made the foundation of the Temple shake, and the Temple itself became filled with smoke.
5I said, “There is no hope for me! I am doomed because every word that passes my lips is sinful, and I live among a people whose every word is sinful. And yet, with my own eyes I have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
Reflection: God has complete power. The Psalms tells us he does whatever pleases him and Ephesians tells us that everything conforms to his will. What God wants to happen will happen and nothing can thwart his plan. This is a great comfort when we consider also his great wisdom, love, justice and goodness. Not only does God know what is best to happen – he is able to make this happen. We can trust God knowing he’s a good God who loves us and knowing he is in complete control of all things.
Question: What do I get anxious about? How does knowing God is in control change the way I think about it?
Prayer: Lord, you have complete power. You have placed the government of Australia in their position of authority. Please align their priorities and concerns with yours. Give them wisdom. Remove any corruption and give them a love of justice. Give them concern for the weak and the poor in Australia and the world. Remove any selfishness and enable them to serve with love. Amen.
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