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Isaiah 6: The Glory of God

ISAIAH 6: THE GLORY OF GOD You cannot meet with God and not be changed. That was the experience of men and women in the bible, of people like Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Gideon, Mary, Peter, and Saul And today - as we begin to prepare for Advent and for Christmas - we are looking at an encounter, a meeting with God that changes Isaiah's life. Although this is in chapter 6 of Isaiah, it is in fact the beginning of his ministry. It is how God called him to become a prophet Three words that sum up our reading: Vision, Confession, Commission VISION God opens the eyes of Isaiah, and he sees a vision of the glory of God. It is a vision of God who is seated on the throne and who is 'high and exalted'. Above the throne are the 6 winged Seraphim. They have covered their faces with their wings. And they declare, "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory". This is a vision of the God who is totally other to us . He is the Lord, the "I am wh