Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 11

For twenty years I've had blinds on the windows for privacy and to help block the sun. It wasn't until we began preparing our home to sell that we decided to show off our view and raise up those blinds. We've always been able to see through them, but I didn't realize how much the slats were obstructing what we could see. Oh, what a glorious view! All that light filling the room brings such joy! Then, a new problem arises; that additional light exposed all the flaws! The window sills were full of dust and insect carcasses, all needing to be cleaned up and have a fresh coat of paint applied. Until it was cleaned up, it was an eyesore! This is the same thing that happened to Isaiah when he saw the Lord in his vision. Seeing the Lord was magnificent, but he was exposed, and he saw himself for what he was, a filthy sinner. What's more is that Isaiah was a great prophet! Humble yourself before the Lord, we are but filthy rags.

And I said: "Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!" Isaiah 6:5

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23

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