Monday, February 22, 2010

News: Flying Blind

[From our upcoming church newsletter]

Our Praise Team took a "retreat" day with music, games, and reflection. We meditated on Isaiah 6:1-8, then examined it as a worship experience. One question was raised about the seraphs, who cover their faces with two wings, their feet with two wings, and fly with two wings: Do they fly blind? Not having seen a seraph myself, I have no authoritative answer, though the Scripture includes the theme of "walking by faith, not by sight". The very next day, I read Isaiah 50:10-11.

Who among you fears the LORD
and obeys the voice of his servant,
who walks in darkness and has no light,
yet trusts in the name of the LORD
and relies upon his God?

But all of you are kindlers of fire,
lighters of firebrands.
Walk in the flame of your fire,
and among the brands that you have kindled!

This is what you shall have from my hand:
you shall lie down in torment.

Often in the life of faith, we are faced with the choice between trust – before we have evidence – and walking by our own light. It is a scary thing for a guy like me to be LED. But the end of the journey is more than worth it!

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