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May 25, 2015

When We Stand in the Presence of Mystery

Excerpt from page 157 of The Upper Room Disciplines 2015: A Book of Daily Devotions. Used by permission of Upper Room Books.


Read Isaiah 6:1-7


This passage is full of imagery that boggles our twenty-first-century minds: creatures with six wings call to one another across the vast throne room; the Temple’s foundation trembles at the sound of their voices; smoke fills the room; live coals rest on the altar; and God is so big that just the hem of God’s robe fills the entire worship space. read more

 
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