In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with who the covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3And one called to another and said:
Thanks be to God
22You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know - 23this man, handed over yo you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. 24But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power.
Thanks be to God.
The popular picture of prophets portrays them as ever-righteous, unwavering monuments of faith. Isaiah and Peter have both taken on almost mythic status, men who spoke to hundreds and left an indelible mark on their faith communities.
We are to be about God, who calls imperfect people to himself, and who builds up a community to testify to the world what love can do. For our hearts of stone are broken, and we have been given hearts for love alone, so that when God calls us saying “Whom shall I sent, and who will go for us?” We can respond with faith that comes from the Holy Spirit, saying, “Here am I, send me!”