Friday, 01 June 2012
One of my absolute favorite passages in all of Holy Scripture is Sunday’s Old Testament reading that is often referred to as Isaiah’s vision. The evocative imagery of multi-winged seraphs (literally “burning one”) swirling around the heavenly throne of God can only be described as awesome and perhaps even a little dreadful. If you are not up on your Christian angelology, the seraph is the highest form of the nine orders of angels.
The good news that we might reflect on today is that even in the fullness of Isaiah’s recognition of his unworthiness, Isaiah accepted God’s call for ministry with the simple words, “send me”. We may not have the other-worldly vision that Isaiah had, yet God, in the three persons of the Trinity, calls each of us to be evangelists in spreading the good news of the Kingdom. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit-Amen!