Can You See the Glory of the Lord?
Here’s a quick Bible trivia question for you: In what year did Isaiah see the Lord? Answer: It was the year that King Uzziah died.
Uzziah had been king for more than 50 years. He was a great king. One of the few who did “right in the eyes of the Lord.” No wonder Isaiah – as well as the whole nation – was in a time of great mourning. It was a national crisis.
Yet in the midst of this crisis, Isaiah is brought up to the throne room of another King. What Isaiah sees is different from the world he just left. This King was unphased. This King’s kingdom wasn’t shaken or mourning. What Isaiah heard was different as well. Angels exclaimed, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty! The whole earth is filled with His glory!”
Moments earlier he would have said, “My world is filled with grief”. Now he was hearing, “No Isaiah, the world is filled with glory!”
We live in a moment with many crises. A global pandemic, racial division, economic hardship, and political uncertainty. There are many broken pieces around us. Yet in the pieces, I can assure you there is a place of peace to be found. Isaiah’s vision reminds us that even though we can’t see it, His GLORY is all around us. Lift up your eyes and remember whose kingdom you are of! Be patient and keep praying. Our nation may be in pieces, but we carry His peace. Don’t be shaken and don’t be disheartened.
This Sunday, I am coming with a message for this moment- “Peace in the Midst of the Pieces”. I am coming with great expectation and I prayer you are as well!
Believing For Revival,
PS: Please remember to continue to take personal responsibility for one another’s well being. COVID cases are on the rise in our area. Currently, I am aware of six families from Grace World who are at home with COVID. Keep them in your prayers and remember to follow the CDC guidelines.
⁃Maintain physical distance
⁃Use a face covering when physical distance isn’t possible
⁃Practice good hygiene
⁃Stay at home when feeling ill
If we remain faithful to these simple requests and faithful in prayer, we will help mitigate the spread in our area.
As always, If you need anything or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the church. We are better together!