Isaiah saw a vision of God in his throne room. It was a grand, majestic, and transcendent vision of a God who dominates the entire setting. The train of God’s robe filled the temple. This is Isaiah’s way of saying that the vision he saw was a really big one. God is immense and huge. It is vital that we see the bigness of our God. Gaining a vision of the hugeness of God is what causes our human problems to be seen as small.
We are to take our cues from the seraphs that were worshiping God. They were in the presence of God’s immensity and the seraphs gave unceasing praise. A seraph is an angel with the job description to glorify God with continual adoration. The seraphs physical description symbolizes their function: covering their face symbolizes humility in God’s presence; covering their feet identifies that they are on holy ground; and, flying symbolizes their work to do God’s bidding.
So, then, the seraphs have two-thirds wing power for worship, and one-third wing power for work. If this is any kind of indication how God’s creatures are to conduct their lives, we as humans have a great deal of life-adjustment to make in order to accommodate the worship of God into our lives.
Perhaps we see our problems as so large because we have a small view of God. This must be inverted so that we see a big God who can take care of our puny situations. The only way this is going to happen is if we have a vision of God, and the only way having a vision of God is going to occur is if we put ourselves in a position to see God.
Holy God, you are very large and very in charge over all your creation. When I contemplate your bigness, I realize how small I am and how much I really need you. My life is yours. Here I am. I belong to you. Amen.