"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!"
I have always felt the call in my heart to move on something God set before me. Ever since I was a small girl I have always prayed for God to use me as his instrument. This has brought me down many paths in my life. And at on none of these paths did I say, "No."
I have been an educator, direct teacher, to the sacraments of faith. Later on I became a youth director guiding our young onto paths that were nurtured in faith. And at this point a writer sharing God's words and love so that others may find comfort knowing he is always there.
These moments I spend spreading news each week are of great comfort to me. It opens up doors for you the reader, and for me as a servant. Not one week passes that my eyes are not opened for some needed loving guidance.
Isiah's life was also changed by God's call. At the time of his call he was serving the King, Uzziah, who had just passed on. Being a priest was a very busy job during those times. In the Old Testament temple means "house of God". It was not like our churches today as it was known that these places were resting places for God and always need tending.
When God came to Isiah he could have been burning an animal as a gift to our Lord. He may have been sprinkling sheep's blood on the altar or burning a grain pleasing to God. He could have been sweeping up the Temple's floor. When Isiah heard his voice he was alone. He heard God's voice saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"
And Isiah said, 'Here am I. Send me!"
From those words Isiah prophesied for 60 years under the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Many consider him the greatest writing prophet.
God can call you for more than one thing in your life. Don't shut down when he calls your heart. Is God calling you to partner with him in ministry? Listen for his voice today.
Here I am. Some days I may not hear your voice.
Today I am listening. Place in my heart what you
want me to do. Amen.