. . . high and lifted up.

          (Isaiah 6:1)

 

We know something about thrones and the strange messages attached to them. In this world, we have the Stone of Scone in England, the Golden Stool in Ghana, and the Dragon Throne in China. But whether the throne is located in Africa, Asia, or Europe, one truth is evident: The throne of thrones preempts every earthly seat. As we might look down, around, under, and even within ourselves, Isaiah 6 lifts our gazes upward and says one thing: God alone is the One who preempts every seat occupied by human authority.