Here I Am, Send Me!
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” ~Isaiah 6:8
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This is one of my favorite passages in all of Scripture, certainly not the easiest but one of my favorites nonetheless.
Many nonprofit and ministry leaders have said these very words, and as a result are in places they would have never dreamed they would be. Places where they are being used by God to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of people around the world. And, I am certain, at times each has wondered, “what in the world am I doing here, my life could be so much easier if only…..”
The concepts contained in this passage, sometimes known as Isaiah’s commissioning are important to each of us as believers in Christ. We are joined together with Christ to be sent out.
According to the purposes for which we were each created, we will be sent out in different ways, for different tasks.