When Isaiah beheld the glory of the Holy Triune God in the Temple, he confessed, “Woe is me because I am sinful and unclean.” The seraphim touched Isaiah's mouth with a burning coal from the altar, manifesting the glory of the Lord, forgiving Isaiah’s sin, and making his lips holy for the proclamation of His Word.
When Simon Peter witnessed the glory of God in the miraculous catch of fish, he was brought to his knees and confessed, “I am a sinful man”. Jesus calmed his fear and raised him up with His gracious forgiveness.
With this same forgiveness, Christ gathers people into His Church and pours out His Spirit upon them. The gifts of that same Spirit are manifested in the speaking and hearing of the Gospel for the forgiveness of your sins.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.