“Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.”
—Ezekiel 1:28 NIV
Ezekiel saw a vision of God’s glory and fell facedown multiple times. He was confronted with the holiness of the Sovereign LORD. The word “holy” means “set apart.” More on this later…
When I was an impressionable 14 year-old, I went to an all-boys, month-long, overnight summer camp. I naturally thought our Senior Cabin Leader, Walker, was awesome. He was a good leader… had high character… told hilarious jokes… had supreme music taste… and he always had a great attitude. I looked up to Walker like he was my cool older brother.
A year passed, and before I knew it, I was back at camp for another summer! My first objective? Find Walker, give him a big hug, and tell all about how 7th grade went. After days of searching for Walker throughout the gigantic camp of young men, I finally found him... “Walker!”
I ran and gave him a big hug. I looked at his face and discovered he was a little confused… “Oh uhh… Hey man, what’s up!?” he muttered.
It hit me: Walker did not remember my name.
I walked away discouraged and disappointed. I was embarrassed to view this person as my hero for so long…
Despite how holy (set apart) God is, He draws us even closer into His presence. Whereas when I saw Walker, felt small, and wanted to leave his presence, we will one day see God, feel small, yet want to come closer to worship... What a difference!
Daily Battle Order:
Enter the Lord’s presence today. (You can do so by calming yourself, praying to Him, and listening to His Words.) And when you enter His presence, remember that He knows you more intimately than you realize.