How do you imagine God to be?
Something to think about
Isaiah doesn’t paint the most likeable image of God in the opening verse of this passage. For Isaiah in this part of his prophecy, God is almost too powerful for his own good, coming with vengeance and a devouring fire. Yet these words and this image of God may well have brought comfort to a people who were traumatised by exile and believed this fearsome God was on their side, advocating for their salvation in the face of the enemy.
The images we have of God affect how we relate to God and to the world. Perhaps you hold a particular image of God for different times and contexts. It is worth allowing those images to be inspired and challenged both by scripture and through prayer.