Monthly Archives: January 2014

Eric Clapton, Isaiah, and the Presence of the Lord.

Eric Clapton wrote a song called The Presence of The Lord.

This raises a question. What should our reaction be to being in the presence of the Lord? Should we react like the Seraphim, shouting “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts, the Earth is filled with His glory!” Or should we react like Isaiah, filled with reverent fear, saying “Woe is me! I am destroyed! For I am a man of unclean lips!”

Paul saw this also; ” I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.”

It is through Christ that we can rejoice with the Seraphim in like manner and shout unto our creator “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts and the Earth is filled with His glory!”  It is through Christ that we have finally found a place to live, we can live in the presence and the color of the Lord.

-Your humble servant