Have you ever been in one of those frustrating situations where everyone else sees something, but you cannot seem to find it? Recently, we have been doing Where’s Waldo before bed with the boys. Nate is obsessed with seek and find of any kind, but he likes finding Waldo. If you have never seen the book before, it is a frustrating ‘game’ where you have to find specific characters on every jumbled busy page.
Inevitably, every time someone will find Waldo first and then tries to point him out to everyone else. Andrew, bless his little heart, is either too disinterested or distracted to see him half the time. But oh boy, when Nate can’t see it, he gets upset... he just has to find Waldo.
In Isaiah 6, Isaiah is shown a glimpse of God’s awesomeness. In this moment, he recognizes his need of judgment, and instead God cleanses him! It is at this time that Isaiah gets a desire and burden from God to go and speak on behalf of God to Israel. And then a very telling description of Isaiah’s ministry comes out... NO ONE will believe, repent, or accept... they will hear the message, but will reject it!
For 5 chapters (1-5) the depressing state of Israel is examined and their unrepentant sinfulness. Isaiah now experiences forgiveness and is compelled to tell others how to be right with God... but no one WANTS to see God High and lifted up.
Those of you who are living for God and have desire to be smack dab in the middle of God’s will... don’t be discouraged by those who have no desire to “see” God as you have. He has so radically changed your life, you just have to tell others... but what if others don’t want to see?
God’s message to Isaiah... preach anyways. There will always be those who don’t want to go all in for God, but there are others who will.. be a testimony and example for God. Show people where “Waldo” is... some are looking for Him.
Today, make the message of the Gospel known. Some may not want to hear about Jesus, but He has been too good in your life to not tell!
Daily Scripture Reading
“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.”