December 1, 2022     3:55 am
196. Week of Trinity Sunday - Saturday
Isaiah’s vision
          I saw also the Lord.   Isaiah 6:1
          In the year that King Uzziah died, the Prophet Isaiah, in a vision in the Temple, saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. Above Him stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to 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 Lord, the invisible Spirit, in this vision assumed a human form. He likewise gave form and voice to the seraphim, the exalted spirits, the angels. With God, who works all things, this is not wonderful.- But what does the Apostle John say through the Holy Spirit? John says that Isaiah "saw His glory and spoke of Him." (John 12:41). Whose glory did Isaiah see, and of whom did he speak? Isaiah saw Jesus' glory and spoke of Jesus, the eternal Son of the Father, who at that time had not yet become man. Learn here, O Christian, that Jesus, the Son of the Father, came forth from out of the Holy Trinity to "declare" that God to you. In Jesus God reveals Himself to you. In Jesus you must know God. You must form no thoughts about the will of God toward you beyond what you see in Jesus and hear from Him. If you know Jesus properly from His Word, you know God properly. On this blessed knowledge you may rest your faith in life and in the hour of death. The knowledge of Jesus, and hence the knowledge of God in Jesus, is a saving knowledge. Jesus, God, is your Saviour. So shall you behold the Lord!
          PRAYER: - Lord, great and unsearchable God, with all my heart I thank You that in Jesus You revealed Yourself to me, and would have us know and embrace You in Jesus, and firmly believe that You are like Jesus. Jesus is my dear, merciful Redeemer and Saviour, in whom I have placed all my confidence. And so I trust in You, O great and most gracious God, Saviour and Redeemer! Keep me in such faith and trust! Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
December 1, 2022     3:55 am