This is a wonderful reminder from Grace Gems...
Each one had six wings!
(J.R. Miller, "Devotional Hours with the Bible")
"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and
exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of His robe filled the
temple. Above Him were seraphim, each one had six wings:
With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their
feet, and with two they were flying." Isaiah 6:1-2
There is something unusual and very impressive in the description
the seraphim in this vision. "Each
had six wings!" Wings are for flight--it is
mission of angelic beings to fly on God's errands. The six wings
seem to signify special readiness to do God's will. But they
here, more than their normal use--to fly.
The modern Christian would probably use them
all for flying--and
be intensely active. We live in an age when everything
inspires to activity. We are apt to run, perhaps too greatly, with
But we should notice that two of the seraphim's wings were used in
covering his face when before God--teaching reverence. Two
them also were used in covering his feet--humility. The
two were used in flying--activity. Reverence and
quite as important qualities in God's service, as activity!
"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan