Isaiah had a vision of being in the presence of God in His heavenly temple.
Isaiah became fearful because he was a sinful person standing in the presence of a Holy God.
An angel took tongs from the altar of the heavenly temple, picked up a coal, and flew to Isaiah and touched his mouth to atone for his sin so he could stand holy before God.
Then, God began to call for someone to take a message to Israel.
Isaiah eagerly volunteered to be the one to take God’s message to Israel, even though it was bad news. The message was that Israel would be conquered and its people taken into captivity.
Fortunately, God has good news for us to proclaim and He is calling us to tell this good news, the good news that Jesus loves you and wants to be with you.
So, be a volunteer, not a recruit in proclaiming the good news of Jesus to the world.
Be first to raise your hand and say, “Here am I, Lord, send me!”
- God’s Vineyard – Isaiah 5 (stevesbiblemeditations.com)