Don’t assume that God is aloof or disconnected from creation.
As pilgrims passed through the beauty of the Judean highlands, the hills were a visible reminder that the Guardian of Israel was none other than the Creator of heaven and earth.
You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power. For You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.
God’s holiness so deeply impacted Isaiah he thought his life was over. In all likelihood, he recalled the words of God to Moses saying, “no man shall see Me and live” (Ex.33:20). Whether a vision or a view into the heavenly realm, we know Isaiah was never the same.
Speaking to the children of Israel who had spent the previous four decades in the wilderness, Moses encouraged them to welcome his rehearsal of their history like morning dew or a gentle rain that restores and invigorates.