Saturday, June 6, 2009

Live Coal

The other day Ryan Quanstrom (Student Associate Minister) and myself were discussing the passage that I will be preaching from this Sunday [Isaiah 6.1-8]. He pointed out to me that this live coal came from the altar (chapter 6 verse 6). Now think of that----that live coal is burning and it comes from the place of sacrifice. The place where the priests are constantly offering up live sacrifices to God. There could be caked on blood----or you might not even know what that coal used to be. And then this huge Seraph comes to Isaiah and places that on his lips. What an amazing word picture that is. Imagine what was going through Isaiah's mind.

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