Send Me

Guatemala 2013 192

Last night, our H.O.P.E. group met at our house for dinner, a devotion/discussion, and a service project.  Usually, I lead the devotion/discussion, but last night was different.  Isaac (my son) led the devotion/discussion.

He started this time by reading a verse from Isaiah:

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

The discussion kicked off with a question from Isaac: “What does this verse mean to you?”

It was a great discussion.

What would prompt Isaiah to respond the way he did?

It’s not always fun to serve, but it’s often very satisfying to serve others.

We don’t always see the benefit of serving others, yet we have to trust our efforts will not be lost on others.

But I think there’s more to Isaiah’s response.

If you read the rest of Isaiah 6, you’ll notice Isaiah shares a vision in which he is escorted into the throne room of God himself.  He sees seraphim with six wings covering their heads with two wings, covering their feet with two wings, and flying with two wings.  They are singing “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty.  Heaven and earth are filled of His glory.”

Isaiah’s response in verse 8 is the only way he could respond having experienced God and His glory.

There’s a lot of great reasons to serve others, to volunteer your time, and to even go on missions trips.  But the main reason for doing these kinds of things is to respond to God and His glory.

Do you realize God is holy?  How do you respond?

May we respond like Isaiah – Send me!

(Great job, Isaac!  Thanks for leading.)