Here Am I: Send Me!

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8

It has become our custom to select a scripture at the beginning of each quarter that exemplifies a Christian attribute.

We began this year with the theme presented in Roman 13:11Knowing the Time …”  We see several New Testament concepts expressed here, beginning with being aware of the time, that the day of the Lord is approaching, to awake and get to work for the Lord, and that salvation is closer than ever before.

The elders thought it would be appropriate to build on this idea of knowing the time. So … what’s next?   Knowing the time, awake and do what?

This quarter the focus will be on “Here am I send me!” 

Let’s look a little closer at Isa 6:8. What is the context of God’s conversation with Isaiah?

  • Isaiah sees God, vs 1-4.  Picture the majesty of this vision.  God is on His throne with the train of His garment filling the temple; the seraphim standing above Him reverently covering his face and his feet with 4 of his wings and moving to the instruction of the Lord with 2 more of his wings, all the while singing:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of host; the whole earth is full of His glory!

Can you visualize Isaiah finally recognizing the Majesty of the most-high God?

  • Then Isaiah considers himself, vs 5

Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!

  • God then purifies Isaiah, v 6. God uses fire to purify Isaiah, atoning for his sins and removing his guilt, making him worthy to carry God’s message to His people who were headed for destruction.
  • What does this mean to us?  We have a message and Christ has directed us to labor to deliver this message.

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Matt 9:37-38

God sent Jesus to atone for our sins (much easier on us than burning coals) and to free us from guilt, making us worthy to carry His message to the world. 

God is still just as majestic.  His message today is even more vital.  When God calls on us to do His work, who will answer, Here am I: Send me! ?