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Sunday March 12th Isaiah 6 : 1-3
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty,
the whole earth is full of his glory.
Why does Isaiah begin this chapter with the death of the King?
Uzziah was a good king who reigned for 52 years, following God and encouraging the people to do the same. Sadly, as he became more successful, he thought (as many people do!) that he could manage without God. He even tried to take over priestly duties. He was then struck with leprosy and ended his life having to live in seclusion, not acknowledging all that God had done for him.
Is this why Isaiah was given this vision? Was he seeing the state of the country and all that had happened in the life of Uzziah, and consequently feeling inadequate to cope with what lay ahead? How often do we feel like that? Isaiah then had this wonderful vision. He saw the greatness and glory of God. God would be there in all his future, reassuring him of his constant help.
Has our faith been weakened by recent events, either in our personal lives or in the wider world? Look again at the wonderful glory of God!
Dear God. I ask you to reveal your glory, greatness and love to me, today and every day.
Pat Ashford Carthorpe

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