God’s Magnificent Mirror: His Stunning Perfection
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple… And one (seraphim) called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” ~ Isaiah 6:1,3
Invest in Your Soul’s Health…and meditate upon this astounding fact:
God is perfect.
Hard to fathom, isn’t it? In fact, it is not possible for the imperfect to perfectly regard or consider the perfect, just as it is not possible for the finite to take in or have exhaustive understanding of the infinite. But, there is much to be gained in the trying when our efforts come from humble hearts seeking to know Him as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures.
The Book of Isaiah is a treasure trove of such revelation. I believe that in His growing in knowledge and favor (Luke 2:52), Jesus of Nazareth embraced this prophetic masterpiece, memorized it, claimed its promises (many of which spoke of Him), and taught its truths throughout His ministry. He quotes Isaiah often and sees it as a living document which encourages, chastens, and informs God’s listening people.
Isaiah’s name means “the Lord is salvation.” The central teachings of his writings confirm the truth of his name for – more than anything – Isaiah is a book about the Lord. Today’s message comes from a familiar passage, Isaiah 6. Our challenges/gleanings from these verses:
- Try to understand God’s self image as He looks into His magnificent mirror and considers His own perfection.
- Allow the Spirit of God to teach us the riches given to the imperfect (us) by the Perfect (Jesus).
- Rest in the certain knowledge of Christ’s ultimate and overwhelming victory over our imperfection. His Resurrection assures ours.
News & Announcements:
- PRAYER GATHERING WEDNESDAY @ 7:00
- Softball – Wednesday, 8:00
- Muxu Bat! Remember: we are to encourage them to speak English to us and each other! Our new Basque friends arrive June 28! Plan to be part of the wonder of it all! We hit a home run with the airport welcome last year. Nothing less will do! A detailed calendar will be available soon. Each person who befriends a Basque student in the Name of Christ is a gospel message.
- Baptism Service Next Sunday: If you or anyone in your family feels led to be baptized, please talk to Pastor Dave.
- Children’s Church Change: During the summer months, beginning next Sunday, there will be no 3rd-5th grade Sunday School class offered due to sporadic attendance and the need for additional teachers. Thank you for your understanding. – Cary