covered the face!

“Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet and with two he flew. (Isaiah 6:2)

The prophet Isaiah who met God face to face turned his face and looked at Seraphim. Though they had six wings to fly they used only two of them. Why did they do so? They hide their face with two of their wings to point out to Isaiah “Isaiah, let your eyes see the face OF God alone. L:et them not research over our eyes, nose and mouth. Let them be content with God’s face. Let your face be brightened by looking God’s face.”

Today many people eagerly expect for the help to come from men. At the same time, on the other side they exaggerate the shortcomings of men greatly. But they fail to initiate to see the face of God. They fail to correct themselves by comparing their holiness with that of the face of God. A Tamil devotee sang “Your resemblance must to come to me so that those who see me should see you in me.” Dear children of God, those who look at you should not see you but see God in you. Let His Name alone be exalted.

“He must increase, but I must decrease” said John the Baptist. “No longer I” proclaimed Paul the apostle. “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

An artist created the ‘Last Supper’ image and it came off very well. His friend also saw the picture but his eyes were more focussed on the vessel in the hands of Jesus and not Jesus himself. The artist who created the picture got frustrated at this and simply ran the brush with paint on the vessel and made it invisible. He said that I cannot accept anything given more importance than the Lord Jesus Christ.

Dear children of God, let your eyes be focussed on God. He is the sun of righteousness who could make you shine. The moon which goes around the sun is able to give cool light. Wherever the sun moves, the Sunflower also turns and keeps on looking at the sun. So David says “As for me, I will see your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in your likeness. (Psalm 17:14-15)

The Seraphim not only hide their face but their legs also. The ‘legs’ indicate the self-reliance. For many people the legs follow their eyes and their minds foillow their legs. But you have been called to visualise Him and His will alone should fulfil in your life.

To meditate: “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)