The year King Uzziah died

Daily reading: Isaiah 6:1-8
Sunday November 13, 2016

Focus passage: In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the Lord sitting on a high and exalted throne, the edges of his robe filling the temple. Isaiah 6:1

It was the year King Uzziah died.  With each passing day the threat of Assyria, not only conquering the northern kingdom of Israel became more real, but it also presented the same threat to the people of the southern kingdom of Judah where Isaiah resided.  Tension ran high in Judah.

World events can consume us.  The election season, that seemed to stretch longer than any other election in the history of our country consumed our nation.

When I lived on the gulf coast impending hurricanes would consume us.   Everything in life stopped and our focus was on boarding up the house, filling up our gas tanks and getting out of town.

In the year that Uzziah died, ending a period of relative stability, Isaiah walked into the temple and encountered the living God.

Prayer:  God of the universe, holy and majestic, help me to recognize your presence in my life today.  Amen.


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