I just finished reading a passage from Isaiah 6…

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 were flying. And they were calling to one another: 

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almight; 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 seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the alter. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” 

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here I am, Send me!”. 

As soon as I read it I was reminded of my favorite Hymn from growing up… 
*WARNING* I searched for about 30 minutes for something that would be more our style… but was unsuccessful. This may be a bit boring of funny to watch but it is the best I could do to get the lyrics and the music to the song. Just think about the creation and the calling…



I grew up in a traditional presbyterian church where we had hymnals and full choirs… some of these hymns have deep meaning to me.

The reason I like this song so much is because I think it captures the essence of what Isaiah must have been feeling and what it feels like to hear God calling us to go…

  • Awe, wonder, majesty… God is so HOLY, and huge and amazing, the creator
  • Guilt, shame, confusion, who me? i can’t? I’m unclean!
  • Grace, forgiveness, a clean start…
  • Humility, Wow, God, you care enough to cleanse me…
  • Response, I will go Lord, will you lead me? 
Lord, King, Creator! My words cannot express how wonderful you are. You are huge and big and wide and powerful. Angels can’t even look at you… that is pretty amazing! But, God, you sent your son to cleanse me, to cleanse us… you want us to be able to come to you. Then you call us to GO, Go out, spread your kingdom… really? Can we do it? I am afraid? You are perfect and I am not! How can I do this? Oh, I can’t? Really, oh, can’t without your power… I get it… I need you Lord! I need you Lord! I need you Lord! So, you really are sending me? Are you sure? Okay, I will go… I can’t wait! Where do you want me? Help me to listen to you today. 
Amen
Advertisements