Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


September 15, 2010

Imagine seeing God. Would it be glorious? Terrifying? What would you see?

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filed 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. -Isaiah 6:1-3 TNIV

One day as Isaiah goes to work at the temple, he meets God, a day in history, "in the year that King Uzziah died." What does he see? Angels/seraphs. And even the angel cannot easily endure God's presence, so they are properly equipped. Two wings kept them flying, not to get too close; two wings covered their eyes so not to see too much, and two wings covered their feet, so not to come too close to the holy presence, the holy ground of God. They chanted a song, not only constant worship, but a constant reminder of the fiery presence of the "holy, holy, holy Lord."

We live in a very casual society. We seldom even say, "Mister," or "Missus." Yet the angels know what we have all but forgotten. God is glorious, holy, and to catch a glimpse is colossal, but also life threatening. Unholy does not dwell easily with the holy. Thanks be to God in Jesus Christ such that we approach his throne with confidence.
Dale Patterson