In a vision from the Lord, Isaiah sees the Lord in all of His glory, and then he sees himself in all his unholy uncleanness. The Lord had a message that needed to be delivered and asks, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us.” Isaiah realizes that he is not worthy to be the messenger. Isaiah’s guilt was taken away, and his sin atoned for when his lips were touched with a burning coal from the altar. At this point everything changes for Isaiah, he now says, “Here am I! Send me.” Once Isaiah was forgiven of his uncleanness, he had a desire to serve the Lord and proclaims God’s message to the people. God then tells Isaiah to “go, and say to this people.” Isaiah’s ministry was all about pointing people to God.
We have had our “guilt taken away,” and our “sin atoned for by the blood of Jesus. Are we willing to answer God by saying “here am I, send me”? We should have the same desire as Isaiah had to serve the Lord and proclaim God’s message to the world. In fact, God has commanded us to “go therefore and make disciples.” What stops us from saying, “here am I, send me”? God has given us the message through His Word of what we are to tell people. The best tool we have is our own story of how God cleansed us from our sin. All we have to do is share it with the confidence of the promise God has given that He will always be with us and we have the power of the Holy Spirit to be His witnesses.
Today in Prayer
- Pray that God would instill an urgency of the Gospel within you.
- Pray that you would begin to value evangelism above your comfort, pride, reputation, etc.
“The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose.” –C. S. Lewis
“To call a man evangelical who is not evangelistic
is an utter contradiction.” – G. Campbell Morgan