Sunday, in many Christian congregations, was Trinity Sunday, so I thought today I would base the daily devotion on Isaiah 6:1-4, "Today's devotion is based on Isaiah 6:1-4 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."
How would you feel if you experienced something like this? When the prophet Isaiah had this experience, he felt completely overwhelmed. He was overwhelmed by God's holiness. To be holy does not mean to be sinless but to be wholly set apart. As we witness God's revelation of himself to Isaiah, we can't help but see God is on a level all his own in every possible way. No one comes close to matching his power. No one can ever begin to approach his glory. Everything about him is perfect.
All this leads us to approach our holy God with similar reverence. We may not see our holy God with our physical eyes each time we enter a church. But he still is seated on his high and lofty throne. He still is transcendent and set apart. The angels in heaven still are shouting his praises. And we join our voices to theirs, exalting our holy God as we sing Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty.
Please join me in praying the prayer for today: We praise you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three in one, for the way you have worked together to bring us your love and salvation. Amen.