Pretty heavy, huh?
I was reading Isaiah 6, when he is commissioned to do just this, deliver the news to the Israelites that they were doomed because they had disobeyed God. Convict and convince them that unless and until they realize they had nowhere to turn but back to God, they were condemned.
Isaiah also realized he was unclean, sinful, weak and powerless without submitting control to the Lord. He could have let this grip him with fear and meekly back away from the call to be God’s spokesperson. And yet, he didn’t. After crying out, acknowledging his lowly position before the Lord, he was made clean. Then, he boldly accepted the call when asked, “Whom shall I send,” saying, “Here am I. Send me.”
Am I willing to accept that call? Will I also say, “Lord, send me?” Or will I let my fear, weakness and my sinfulness hold me back from the call to deliver His message? Unlike Isaiah, our message is of hope: forgiveness and eternal life with the One who paid it all for us on the cross.
Will you join me in boldly accepting the call to share the news of salvation?
Lord, I want to have a heart and will like Isaiah, strongly compelled to share your message no matter the cost. Equip me with whatever is needed to open my eyes to those with whom you want me to share the Good News. Here am I. Lord, send me.