Friday, September 4, 2009


"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory."
(Isaiah 6:3)

It's like a scene from the classic late-80's Disney film, "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!" The prophet Isaiah had a vision in which he was standing before God. God was sitting on his throne in the temple. But the only part of God that actually fit in the temple was the hem of his robe. THE HEM! Can you imagine? (And I thought good 'ole Abraham Lincoln sitting down in his Washington DC memorial was big... but he's got nothing on Yahweh here!).

There are also angels buzzing about (of course)... and they speak, saying, "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD... the whole earth is full of his glory." Pastor Rob Bell noted that the Hebrew word for 'glory' (KAVOD) literally means 'weight' or 'significance.' Wow. Glory has sorta become one of those 'spiritualized words' that we tend to set aside in the 'churchy' category of our lingo. But to say, "The whole earth is full of God's significance"... Wow!

I believe this is true. The whole earth IS filled with God's significance... it's just that most of the time we're not aware of it. Rainbows, sunsets, flowers, mountains, oceans... the smiles of children... the face of someone homeless... the whole earth is filled with God's significance. Most of the time, however, our eyes aren't trained to look for God's significance around us. That's too bad. I wonder how our day would change if we realized that we were staring at the hem of God's robe... right before our very eyes? Wow.


Pastor Robb said...

I think you might want to include this under a "worship" theme as well.

Pastor Jim White said...

Good idea. Thanks.