“Send me”

Recently, I couldn’t help paying attention to the two words, “send me.” Some of the questions I felt God inviting me to ponder were: Where am I being sent to? What am I being sent to do? How do I prepare my heart, soul, mind and strength to be sent?

As I made the half hour drive home one day, I thought of the prophets being sent out to speak to God on behalf of the people or being sent to tell the people what God was speaking to them.   However, before they could fulfill their call they had to respond to God’s invitation.

Perhaps the most clearly stated response came from Isaiah when he saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.
Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph[b] touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” 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 6:4-8

Have you responded like Isaiah? Where is God sending you?

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