HOLY HOLY HOLY
G. A. Hudelson
Isaiah 6:1-3: “I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.’”
Of all the things that the Seraphim could have said of God accurately- “Gracious, gracious, gracious,” “Loving, loving, loving,” “Merciful, merciful, merciful-” what is it that they cry? “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY.” As if standing in the presence of Almighty God was not enough to overwhelm the senses and bring one to his knees in sheer terror, the cry of the Seraphim slices between body and soul as if they said SINNER, SINNER, SINNER. And there, in the presence of God, we realize how sinful we truly are. And we fall on our face, SINNER, SINNER, SINNER, ringing in our ears, and we beg God to have mercy.
Matthew 7:23: “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’”
“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts…”