The Mercy of God

Isaiah 6:5 “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7 He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven.”

We all have that moment when we just don’t feel worthy.  Maybe it’s when you think about something you’ve done or someone you’ve hurt.  Maybe it’s when you think about something you lack in ability or strength.  Whenever it is, what do we wonder?  We wonder if anyone is going to find out.  We wonder how anyone would ever listen to or trust us.

This is where Isaiah’s experience intersects ours.  He felt something similar.  He declares, “I am ruined!”  Will we believe God’s response?  An angel comes to Isaiah.  He essentially erases Isaiah’s inadequacy.  In the next verses God asks who will be His witness.  Isaiah eagerly answers, “Here am I, send me!”  He believed that God had truly made him clean.  So, he was ready to go.

Are we?  Do we?  God offers the same thing in Jesus.  I want to take Him up on it.  Join me, won’t you?

Something to think about,

Pastor John

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