Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8
He came to earth for one reason: to complete the work given Him by His Father. For that work He sacrificed a normal existence, His own human longings, and eventually His life. He suffered daily agony. He died completely alone, forsaken even by the Father He came to serve.
It was His calling.
As we indulge in the season’s festivities, may we never lose sight of the very large footprints in which we follow. Over the ages we have added a lot of glitter and shine to a work of God that was bloody and cold.
Birth is messy. Stables are messy. Dying is messy.
The Savior walked a path filled with danger and hardship. He didn’t have to. But He did, for a world that didn’t even care.
As the year draws to a close, where are you in service to your King? Are you confused because you aren’t sure what you’re supposed to be doing for God? Are you discouraged because your efforts to serve Him seem to have little impact on those around you?
Is the messiness of life too distracting?
He is calling you today, in the midst of the clamor. He wants to speak to you right now. In fact, He is waiting for you.
Go to His Word. Close the door on the world and open up the Bible. You will find the words you need for this hour. If you need encouragement, it is there. If you’re looking for direction, you’ll find it. If you’re hungry for fresh inspiration, He has it.
Wait for Him. Breathe in His life. Don’t move until you see the next step in front of you. Listen for the call. It will come.
May your response be, “Here am I. Send me!”