Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Changing of the guard

Isaiah 6:1-4 -- In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

The citizens of the United States of America approach this inagural day with mixed emotions. There is the historic occasion of our first black President. For Democrats, there is the joy of controlling the House, the Senate and the White House. For Republicans, there is the despair of once again being the minority party across the board nationally. For independents -- who knows? Their emotions may run the gamut. Though not exactly the same, Americans face change as did the Jews who had lost a king who reigned 52 years.

Isaiah saw the Lord. He was high and lifted up. He was still on the throne. He was its fullness. Seraphim adored Him continuously. He was holy, holy, holy. The whole earth was full of His glory.

That has not changed. American politicians will change. World leaders will change. World problems will change. But God is still on His throne. Holy, Holy, Holy. Amen.

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