The King of Israel had died. This was a very difficult time for everyone, including the prophet Isaiah. Nevertheless, in the midst of this national tragedy Isaiah looked up, and when He did he saw the Lord. The Lord was seated upon His throne. The Lord was still in control. How important it is to keep our eyes upon Jesus. To stay focused on Him in every situation. Once Isaiah got a clear picture of the Lord he was prepared to go wherever the Lord would send him. Isaiah was available. I read a quote that said, "I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward."