(Read Isaiah 6)
So far in this series, we have looked at the call of Moses, Jonah, and Samuel. We’ve seen how God’s call involves two promises:
- It gives our lives purpose
- It accomplishes God’s purpose
This Sunday we will hear God’s call on the prophet Isaiah. Unlike previous call stories, this time the call actually comes in a worship service- go figure. It is a weird, mystical experience complete with heavenly creatures and burning coals. Isaiah’s response is “Here I am, send me,” but when it comes to God’s calling, we may prefer to say, “Here I am, please send someone else.”
God’s call is both personal and public. We are all called to accept Jesus as our Lord and savior and become part of the Body of Christ. Through this personal relationship, we are called to follow Jesus as His agents of reconciling love in a particular place and in a particular way that only you can do. Like Isaiah, we all need to respond, “Here I am, send me.” So what is the “I” that only you can offer God?
Come and see,