In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple” (Is. 6:2-3).
Even though on the left Uzziah’s robes had already been set aside for another to take up,
even though on the left his house had been turned over to someone else,
even though on the left his throne was to support another,
on the right the Lord was,
“…seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.”
The times of trouble will come to each and every life if it has not already come. The day and year of our travail may not announce itself beyond the first sharp pain. At that time, there will be two visions before us—two ways to see our lives “in that year.”
In the year that my grandmother died the Lord was still on His throne.
In the year that my father died the Lord was still on His throne.
In the year of disappointments and setbacks and let downs He is on His throne.
In the year of our need we can be assured that the Lord will still be on His throne.
He will still be in charge of all our lives.
He will still be high and exalted and the train of His robe
will extend to the ends of the earth and beyond.
In that year as in this year and years past we should rejoice in the Lord our God who makes of yesterday and today—good. “The good old days,” then, were good not because our memories have been seared, but because the goodness of the Lord was and is ours. These are and will remain “the good old days” because His “goodness and mercy shall follow [us] all the days of [our] lives and [we] will dwell in the house of the Lord—forever” (Psa. 23:6).
Copyright©2010 Hudson Russell Davis