“Here am I. Send me!”

After reading Oswald Chambers on Sunday, Isaiah 6:1 has stayed on my mind.  Here it is almost 1 AM and sleep is difficult to find.  So, I decided to read the rest of the chapter.  I recall listening to Keith Green while laying on my living room floor during my last semester in college.  The song, “Here Am I. Send Me.”

Keith Green challenged so many people to, “Go!”  I recall before attending Lee College stopping by what used to be the Shell gasoline station on Tennessee Street to see my good friend Darrell.  He handed me a pamphlet he had been reading, “Why YOU should go to the mission field“.  This was Keith Green’s final message.  If you have never read it I encourage you to take a few moments to click on the link and read it.

One of the quotes from Keith’s message was, “this generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of sinners.”  This struck me back in the mid 80’s and it does the same now at 1:38 AM in 2008.  We have become comfortable in our Nation.  Too comfortable in our churches and our perfect little lives. 

Isaiah was given a gift as a man to look into heaven and see the Lord seated on the throne.  He was given the incredible pleasure to listen in.  This is what he heard,

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.  Isaiah 6:3.

Isaiah immediately confesses his sin and was forgiven. 

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

We are all called to GO!  For some it is across the street or across town… for others it is across the world.  When you hear the Lord say, “Whom shall I send?”  Don’t delay.  Be like Isaiah in your response.

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