Look around you. Everywhere we go, we find the fingerprints of God. The person closest to you is intricately unique and able to regenerate his or her cells at this very moment. They perceive you and you perceive them. How much distance has this person travelled in their lifetime? How much information have they processed and how much have they loved?
If it’s true that humanity is created in the image of God, what can we learn about God by looking at each other? What are the trace elements of God at work in us?
Throughout all of history, there have been people who have claimed to see God with their own eyes. The prophet Isaiah is a classic example of a man who had a vision of God when he was in the Temple.
At a time when his nation was changing leaders and the future was uncertain, Isaiah had an audio-visual, multi-sensory experience of seeing God. If your life is ‘as good as it gets’ and there are no challenges or things to overcome, you may not need a vision of God. It is when we understand that the foundations of life are in God’s hands, that we seek for the One who holds all things together.
What did Isaiah see? Instead of a human king who came to Israel’s temple, Isaiah witnessed Heaven’s King on a highly elevated throne. God’s throne was higher than any other.
This was in the Temple of Heaven and the fringes of the King’s robe billowed out in all directions to fill the temple.
A type of spiritual creatures called seraphim were airborne around the throne crying “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
What an amazing thing to see… God seated on the throne with flying messengers expressing God’s perfection and influence on the entire world. God’s glory will fill the whole earth. All of the people and places that are empty of God’s glory will be filled. That is the vision of God’s Kingdom that is coming to the world.