In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and lifted up. Isaiah 6:1
He shall be called… Everlasting Father. Isaiah 9:6
We crave stability.
In the 1940’s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented third and fourth term as a U.S. president. George Washington had set the unwritten precedent that a president should serve only two terms.
How was the precedent of 150 years so easily overturned?
America was traversing the uncertainty of the Great Depression and World War II. When all around is uncertain, it was comforting to look to the stability of our leaders. The comfort of stability was greater than precedent.
We want leaders we can have confidence in.
Isaiah must have deeply felt this uncertainty when he learned that Uzziah died. The king, whose name […]