In Chapter 6 of Isaiah, the Lord calls out, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” Immediately Isaiah says, “Here am I. Send me.”
It’s a wild thought to me, the idea of the Lord asking who is willing to go and Isaiah immediately responding that he will volunteer to take up the cause. These days it’s tough to find enough parents to volunteer to work the concession stand at the ballpark, let alone answer in this way. Don’t get me wrong, I know we are all busy, now as much as ever.
But can you imagine a bigger calling than working for the Kingdom? Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are ALWAYS being called. The question I have is, are we willing to answer, “Here am I. Send me.”?
We seem to live in a world of “someone else will take care of it,” and yet the Bible calls for us to go and use our talents for His Kingdom, whatever that talent is. My favorite chapter of the Bible is Romans 12 – in it, the Apostle Paul writes,
6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Are we answering that call? Let us pray for boldness and selflessness to go out into the world and use our gifts for His Kingdom, whatever those gifts are.