Words from the Heart for Saturday December 5th, 2020
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 (NIV)
This past September, Canada sent nearly 300 firefighters and technical specialists to help beat back the flames ravaging Oregon, one of three states where wildfires were razing buildings, claiming lives and chasing residents from their homes. Some 230 firefighters, most from British Columbia but including a number from Alberta, were deployed. They joined between 40 to 50 overhead personnel, supervisors, specialists and technical experts from Ontario, Manitoba, BC and Alberta who had previously been sent. They were sent in response to a request for assistance from the US government.
Jesus is the sent One. He was born in a Bethlehem manger after millennia of planning. He came to earth at the will of the Heavenly Father, who loves the world so much that He sent His one and only Son as a gift to each one of us. But Jesus wasn’t the only One whom God has sent. All who love Him are called and sent. We see this clearly in the life of Isaiah the prophet. In Isaiah 6 we see the prophet carried into the throne room of the universe where he is overwhelmed by the holiness of God. God does a deep work of holiness in the prophet’s life and then we read this, in Isaiah 6:8: “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!” The Lord has a perfect plan for your life. He first calls you to the place of total surrender and cleansing. Then you will hear Him call you to go for Him as well. Ask Him to do a deep work in your heart and then go for Him.
These have been words from the heart.