Send Me

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” - Isaiah 6:8

God asks who will go, and Isaiah says, “Send me.” But do you know what Isaiah was sent to do? He was sent to proclaim God’s Word to people who will be “ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving. Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn and be healed” (Isaiah 6: 9-10).

Isaiah and most of the prophets spent their lives proclaiming God’s Word to people who would not listen. But they proclaimed it anyway. They chose the hard road, the narrow path. They chose to speak for God even if none listened, because it is what God asked.

Lord, may I be willing, like Your prophets of old. May I be willing to speak and do what You want, even if no one listens—to do for You. Help me not to be worried about the end result, but rather to be glad that it’s what You want. Let me be willing to say, “Here I am, send me,” and actually go and do for You—even to those who have eyes but don’t see or ears but don’t hear.

Submitted by:
Shirley Ferguson
Oakridge Community Church
Clarksville, Maryland

One-Year Bible Reading
Ezekiel 18:1-19:14
Hebrews 9:1-10
Psalm 106:32-48
Proverbs 27:10

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