Isaiah 6:1-7 NIVUK
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, 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.’
At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
‘Woe to me!’ I cried. ‘I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.’
Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, ‘See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.’
This passage always challenged me about my attitude towards reading the Bible. This collection of writings is not just any old book, but it’s an inspired library from and about this same God that has Isaiah on the floor in dread and awe. In it we see the King, the Lord Almighty.
Thank you Lord that we, ordinary people, can see you through your Word thanks not to an atoning burning coal, but the atoning sacrifice of Jesus. Forgive me for how I have treated it lightly, help me to discover the awesome wonder it contains!