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
They stand as four simple syllables, Here I am, Lord. They sound easy enough to offer to God, but what about the story behind those words? Are they really applicable for believers today?
A churning deep within me longs to hear God clearly and walk in obedience to Him. I desire to follow in the faith of Isaiah, the Old Testament prophet who offered those words centuries ago, as God’s obedient, trusting mouthpiece voicing loud and clear the will of her Father. Maybe you do too?
I’ll admit, however, there are times when I read Isaiah’s story and fear echoes in my ears, drowning out courage. And when God calls me to do something hard, something far outside my comfort zone, I’m tempted to stutter step.
Perhaps Here I am, Lord isn’t as easy as it seems. But then again, maybe God’s ways are higher than our own, and He can be trusted.
Shall we dig further into the meaning of Isaiah 6:8 and its call for believers today?