Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. He touched my lips with it and said, “See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven.” Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.” (Isaiah 6:5-8 NLT)
What a painful way to cleanse sin from the body. Imagine if we were to burn the sinful parts of our bodies. What would be without scars?
But, imagine our God who is so loving to cleanse us through His love? To cleanse us through His own pain and sacrifice? To cleanse us through the death of His Son, Jesus?
We sin. But we are also forgiven when we faithfully come to The Lord. A gift we are given without even asking. We just need to open our hearts to the gift giver.