The Glory of God

Isaiah 6:1-7 (ESV)

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “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!” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

Some day we will also get to see God on His throne. We will get to worship Him face to face. Right now we have unlimited access to God because His Holy Spirit lives in us. Ever since the church received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we have had unprecedented access to God. Isaiah saw God, and feared because he knew his place. The closer you are to God, the more you realize how unworthy you are.

But His glory is and always will be amazing. The thought of seeing God in His glory fills me with joy, awe, and fear, all at once. I can picture myself in Isaiah’s place there, seeing God and saying, “Woe is me!”

At the end of our days, however, because of the Grace of God, when we see God, we will be welcomed as His children. What a promise. What a wonderful thought. Children of God! Wow! Personally, I can’t wait. God can take me home anytime. But we are left on this earth, because God has stuff for us to do yet. Let us be about His business, so He will be pleased.

Let us all look forward to the day when we will see Him on His throne. High and lifted up. In His glory.

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