Here am I. Send me!

Isaiah 6:8

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Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Isaiah 6:8, LSB

When God’s call is clear, it is impossible to resist. That doesn’t mean that it will be easy once accepted. Isaiah was called to be a voice to call back the wayward and to point to the coming Messiah. Isaiah’s message was to point the people to the coming Messiah. His call was a call to repentance. He gave a vision for the people so it would be easier to recognize the Messiah. It was God’s Word placed on his heart and put on his lips that Isaiah spoke and what we read today. None of it was easy for him, and the same is true for us today. Those who are comfortable in their lives will not want to hear the message of our Lord, but they still need it. This is also our calling as followers of Christ. As a pastor, this message is all-consuming because it should be the main focus in the lives of all, but so much distracts us all. Yet, let us begin with the Word, and let us stand in the truth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. May we be prepared to follow the calling He puts on each of our lives and proclaim the words of Isaiah, “Here am I. Send me!”

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.