Each Wednesday, I hope to break bread with you all by sharing something that the Lord has laid upon my heart.
This week’s Word on Wednesday (W.O.W.!) comes from Isaiah 6.
Allow me to set the scene:
In the sixth chapter of Isaiah, the author is relating one of Isaiah’s visions of heaven. In it, he describes the Lord “seated on a throne” with seraphim singing his praises (Isaiah 6:1-2).
When Isaiah sees the Lord, he is terrified for he is “a man of unclean lips” (Isaiah 6: 5). One of the seraphim flew to him and put a coal to his mouth to cleanse him; then, the Lord asked the questions in verse eight:
“Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
In the church, God’s command to “go and make disciples of all nations” as a calling for the called (Matthew 28:19). The called is usually regarded as a group of believers set a part from the rest. They are perceived as special, almost holier than the rest, having received a personal word from the Lord “to go”.
Yet, God’s calling to go is more about obedience than holiness. God has designed a Master Plan in order to reach the people of all nations, and he has invited us, as he did Isaiah, to take part in his plan. The only question in the matter is: will we be obedient?
Isaiah volunteered. “Here am I. Send me.”
What will our response be?
Just let that sink in for a moment, and let me know your thoughts in the comments.