“Here am I. Send me!” This is the answer God wants to hear from each of us. Where are you sent by God? Today we realize that God is in the business of sending. The essence of the church is God sending. As Jesus was sent, we are now sent to share God’s love!
8 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!”
13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Earlier in chapter 6, we considered God’s glory and the vision of God which Isaiah saw of God in his heavenly temple. His vision made Isaiah confess his unworthiness to be in God’s presence. In light of God’s amazing glory, how can we stand before him, let alone be used of him?
And still, the voice of God asks, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
God is in the business of sending. If you are new to your relationship with God or participation in his church, you may not realize that the essence of the church is God sending.
Throughout the Old Testament, God either sent his people places or he sent prophets to speak to his people. Everything in that time pointed toward the future in which God sent his own son, the Messiah Jesus, to live and die and rise again for God’s people.
Jesus called and sent his own followers into the world to minister and share the message of repentance and redemption with everyone from every tribe and tongue. And when Jesus returned to heaven, he asked the Father to send the great comforter, the Holy Spirit, to be our guide and help as we are sent into the world to spread God’s message.
Paul asks the essential question in Romans 10: How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
The feet of the sent ones are beautiful because they bring the good news of Jesus. Yet we must go in order for them to hear.
Where are you sent by God? I have a hard time believing that every single one of us in the church is not sent somewhere to bring good news. Is it your neighbourhood, workplace, school, social group, or foreign land? where are you sent?
If you do not know, ask God. And when he asks who will go there for him, answer, “Here am I. Send me!”