Who Am I?

You are holy Lord,
worthy of all praise,
of my praise.

You hold the earth
in the palm of your hands.
You are everywhere,
in everything;
mighty,
majestic,
powerful,
great,
Lord.

As I stand in awe of you,
as I see all that you are,
I realise how far from that I am.

You are God
and I am not.

I am not even
what you have asked me to be.

I have got it wrong,
and I am not worthy
even to be in your presence.

And yet

you offer
your forgiveness,
your freedom,
your life

and you call me again

to speak for you,
to go for you,
to be for you.

Here I am Lord,
I’ll go
for you.

Isaiah 6:1-8 (CEV)

A Vision of the Lord in the Temple

In the year that King Uzziah died, I had a vision of the Lord. He was on his throne high above, and his robe filled the temple. Flaming creatures with six wings each were flying over him. They covered their faces with two of their wings and their bodies with two more. They used the other two wings for flying, as they shouted,

“Holy, holy, holy,
    Lord All-Powerful!
The earth is filled
    with your glory.”

As they shouted, the doorposts of the temple shook, and the temple was filled with smoke. Then I cried out, “I’m doomed! Everything I say is sinful, and so are the words of everyone around me. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord All-Powerful.”

One of the flaming creatures flew over to me with a burning coal that it had taken from the altar with a pair of metal tongs. It touched my lips with the hot coal and said, “This has touched your lips. Your sins are forgiven, and you are no longer guilty.”

After this, I heard the Lord ask, “Is there anyone I can send? Will someone go for us?”

“I’ll go,” I answered. “Send me!”

Holy, Holy, Holy

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