In Isaiah 6, we read of God’s holiness – and we, also, read of his love.
Perhaps, when we think of Isaiah 6, we think, first, of the words of verse 3 – “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty.”
If, however, we were to stop there, we would miss something very important: the love of God.
We read of the love of God in verse 7 – “now your guilt is gone, and your sins are forgiven.”
It is not a comforting thought to hear that God is holy – if we do not, also, know that he is loving.
In Luke 15, we read about the prodigal son – and we, also, read about the loving father.
The father did not write off his son as a hopeless case. He hoped for, longed for, waited for and prayed for his son’s return – and, when the son did return, what a wonderfully heartfelt welcome he received from his loving , hoping, longing, waiting and praying father.
What a beautiful picture of God, our loving Father.
The returning son didn’t know what to expect. He hoped that he might be treated like a hired hand (verse 17). Things turned out so much better than that!
What a great love God has for each and every one of us!