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Then the man brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple. I looked and saw the glory of the Lord filling the temple of the Lord, and I fell facedown.
In his vision, Ezekiel had witnessed the destruction of the temple of God, its priests, and its people. But as the vision comes to an end, the prophet is shown a vision of the future restoration of it all. I believe this is still yet to come. But what is most impressive in this passage is that when Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord filling the temple, he could no longer stand. He fell “Prostrate In His Presence,” before the Lord.
As I write this morning, I must confess that this experience does not happen on a regular basis in my life. The cares of this life and the layers of responsibility that one carries can take precedence over that which is most important. That’s where I have failed on most occasions in my pursuit of the Lord. I regret that. Yet, the times where I have truly witnessed the glory of God in my personal prayers or while seeking him in the temple in which I serve have always caused me to fall, “Prostrate In His Presence.” It’s hard to explain what that feels like, but it is, in my limited way of speaking, a sense of complete dependency upon my Maker. Perhaps that feeling is too alarming to pursue the Lord further because of the need in me to GET OTHER THINGS DONE. But I’ll ask you as I’m asking myself right now. Could there be anything more important than to fall, “Prostrate In His Presence?”
Forgive me this AM for not staying in your presence long enough to witness the glory of God fill my space. When it has happened, I always felt like Isaiah when he said, “Woe to me! I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” Amen