A Call to Hearts
Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8, Acts 2:14a, 22-24, 32-36, and John 3:1-17
You’ve probably heard the phrase, a call to action, or a call to arms, but when the Lord speaks, it’s often a call to hearts. This Sunday we celebrate the Holy Trinity, and the readings emphasize each Person: The King, the Lord Almighty, and Jesus “both Lord and Christ,” and the Holy Spirit. When Isaiah sees the Lord Almighty, he cries out with unclean lips, and the seraph touches his mouth and assures him, “Your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” Jesus tells Nicodemus the Good News in John 3:16 and he learns that “Spirit gives birth to spirit.” The Word of God calls to hearts with exactly what they need - forgiveness, love, peace, and the comfort and beautiful promise of rebirth and eternity. His Words are in fact a call to arms - nestle in His mighty arms, and a call to action - walk in His ways. And even if, after hearing the promises, our heart doubts its worthiness as a throne for the King, He overrides our doubt and fills us with truth.
“This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.” (1 John 3:19) Thank You, Lord, for calling and claiming our hearts!
Blessings to you,