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How the Creator of Universe Ended Up in a Manger

In Isaiah 6, the prophet tells of His day in the throne room of the Most High God. He gives us a description of his fearful and wonderful surroundings. He saw the Lord seated on this throne. He saw the Seraphim calling out with voices that shook the temple, “Holy, holy, holy.”

At first, all he can hear is the warnings of the Seraphim, Then the realization of the Lord's intense holiness breaks through to his spirit and he sees himself as God sees him.

Then I said, "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." - Isaiah 6:5 NASB

Immediately upon his repentance his ability to hear the voice of the Lord opened up. And repentance it was. One glimpse of the Lord’s holiness cut him to the core and he had to be rid of it. It reminds me of Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost. Under the anointed preaching of Peter, the veil was lifted for three thousand souls. They saw the Lord through the preaching of Peter and repented, turning to Jesus for salvation.

Once Isaiah could hear what’s going on he picks up on a conversation.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" - Isaiah 6:8 NASB

It strikes me that this is not a one-time conversation in the halls of heaven. I believe, not unlike the Seraphim crying out, “Holy,” day and night, the call for workers in the field is continually going out.

“Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?”

I’ve heard that call. Have you?

But someone else heard that call. Jesus, in that throne room, hears the unrelenting call of the Father, “who will go for Us.”

Sometimes I wonder if those of use who hear this age-old call to the lost, aren’t hearing an echo of the call that put Jesus in a manger two thousand years ago. Was Isaiah simply reiterating Jesus’ own answer to that call?

Here am I, Father, send me.”

Jesus answered His Father's call to rescue his sons and daughters.

Jesus answered His Father's call to set aside His splendor and put on swaddling clothes.

Jesus answered His Father's call to face temptation like a man.

Jesus answered His Father's call to torture and death at the hands of the ones he came to save.

What a wonderful Savior we have in Jesus Christ the Lord.

Glory to God in the Highest.

I'm so glad, as we celebrate the incarnation, we are still able to give Him glory with our praise, our love, and our obedience. Aren't you?

Thanks for stopping by.

Merry Christmas.

Ben

3 thoughts on “How the Creator of Universe Ended Up in a Manger

  1. stella carousel

    Long ago, I used to fear and dread that God would ever call me to do anything...because basically I knew I'd screw up. But in the past nearly 6 years (Mar 2011, BIG epiphany/revelation), I'm more eager. And the truth is, He was calling on me to do things before that--and I didn't always mess it up, sometimes I did pretty good (won't know the final count till we all get Home). Lately, He's been fast-tracking me again--and I can't express how thrilling it is to be so tuned in that I can hear Him almost before He finishes the "send me" directions. LIFE IS GOOD--this is my BEST Christmas ever, including that one in 2011! Blessings snowing on me BIG! xo, your old sis in the Pac NW

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