Isaiah 6:5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, (when Isaiah’s vision revealed the grandeur and holiness of God, when he heard the powerful praises of the seraphim swell in an anthem of adoration to the Lord, he realized how insignificant, how small, how unfit and unworthy he was even to stand in such Presence, much less to lift his own voice to attempt to articulate praise, a voice too often expressing irreverent, arrogant, self-centered, unkind, fearful utterances, all of which are in direct opposition to all that God is; when we truly focus on God and take in the reality of Who He is, we realize how we have tried to put our God in a human-sized box, how we have tried to fit God into our own making; we recognize how unworthy and undeserving, how sinful we are, how far is the expanse between the Creator and us the created, and how far short we fall from the awesome holiness of Almighty God) and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” (when we recognize our own sinfulness, we can see the Lord, the God Who is Jehovah, Yahweh, the Eternal, the Self-Existent I AM, the One Who graciously and mercifully reveals Himself to us today as our covenant God, the One Who says He will be our God and we will His Own!) Submitted by: Sally Shields