In the midst of pandemic, economic uncertainty, and a presidential election, we long for a word from the Lord. In scripture we see that the People of God have lived in times of feast and famine, times of good kings and times of bad, days of hope and days of fear. They cried out for a word from the Lord, and we see that God hears their cry.
November 8- “The Year that King Uzziah Died”– Isaiah 6:1-8
The Sunday after the Presidential Election our candidate may have won, or lost, or we may not know the result. What we do know is what God does when there’s a potential change in leadership.
A Vision of God in the Temple
6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3 And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 The pivots[a] on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”
6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7 The seraph[b] touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”