5 “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.” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7 He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven.”Isaiah 6:5-7
We all have that moment when we just don’t feel worthy. Maybe it’s when we think about something we’ve done or someone we’ve hurt. Maybe it’s when we think about a lack we have in ability or strength. Whenever that moment is, what do we wonder? We wonder if anyone is going to find out. We wonder how anyone would ever listen to or trust us. We wonder if we are worthy.
This is where Isaiah’s experience intersects ours. He felt something similar. He declares, “I am ruined!” Will we believe God’s response? An angel comes to Isaiah. He essentially erases Isaiah’s inadequacy. In the next verses God asks who will be His witness. Isaiah eagerly answers, “Here am I, send me!” He believed that God had truly made him clean. So, he was ready to go.
Are we ready to go? Do we believe that God has made us worthy? God offers to make us worthy in Jesus just like He made Isaiah worthy. I want to take Him up on it. Join me, won’t you?
Something to think about,