I Saw The Lord (Part II)–His Holiness


Friday August 19, 2011

It’s interesting to see England and it’s royalty. It’s hard to relate to how they hold the Qween and her court in such high esteem because we don’t have such a structure in our country. Most of us have watched some portion of the latest marriage of the Kate Middleton to Prince William. There was much pomp and circumstance. I have to admit that I didn’t watch it, but I have reliable sources that it was beautiful in every respect. Here is the Queen of England and everyone was bowing down to her. There is a sense of awe and humbleness as the people of England saw royalty. They had a reverence for the throne and for those who represented the throne. For them it was a real honor to see their Queen.

What would it be like if you were to see the Creator of the universe face to face, the One who knows all and knows every part of who we are. Isaiah came face to face with the Lord and describes what he saw. “Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isaiah 6:2-3 NIV). Angels were flying all around and were calling the Lord “Holy, holy, holy.” Think about a person who is holy for a minute. We’re talking without blemish. No sin. No imperfections. No faults. No flaws. No inadequacies. No weaknesses. No insecurities. Totally pure. When Isaiah saw the Lord, the first thing he heard from the angels was the holiness of the Lord. Think about what it would be like to sit there and be exposed to seeing the Lord with all the angels flying around and calling out in loud voices, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts, the Whole earth is full of his glory”.

I don’t know about you, but I am not feeling the best right now when I think of how I come before the throne of God. I don’t respond as I could when I think of His holiness. It’s as if I were talking to another person and not the God of the universe who is totally perfect. It causes me to rethink my approaching the throne of grace in a much different manner. I am humbled by the fact that in spite of my glibness at times in approaching the Lord, He does hear my prayers and wants to spend time with me today.

Today on this journey, it is helpful to see the Lord who is holy and wants to make us holy.

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About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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