Pillar Journal
- A seasonal journal produced by Pillar Church in Holland, MI to guide us through the Christian year.


In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.

And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:1-8

When Isaiah saw the Lord, and heard the seraphim, he was overcome with his unworthiness. But the seraphim touched his mouth with the live coal and declared him forgiven. In response, Isaiah answered the Lord’s call: “Whom shall I send?” He said, “Here am I. Send me!”
We have been set apart like Isaiah, to do the will of the Lord. We are called to repentance, to receive forgiveness, and to live a holy life, willing and ready from now on to live for him. This is sacramental living. Are you willing to pray: “Here am I, send me.”?

Take some time to meditate on this passage.
Listen for the Spirit as you pray and respond to Him.