The Call

>>>>The Call

“The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’  Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: ‘Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.’ 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 6:4-8)  This Sunday’s Old Testament passage is a glorious vision of what happens when God comes on the scene.  Isaiah’s response is a classic model for us as well.  Three things happen with a true vision of God: we see ourselves in the light of his glory and we feel undone.  His glory and beauty reveal our weakness and shame.  But, he doesn’t leave us there.  We are touched by him and forgiven.  But he doesn’t leave us there either.  He calls us to take up his message of loving forgiveness.  I do not know about you, but my temptation is to settle and not complete Isaiah’s full response.  Do you feel undone, that you can never be of use because you are too broken?  Look up, the Lord is approaching you with his loving forgiveness.  Or perhaps you’re willing to settle with being forgiven.  Listen, he is calling you to go and tell others that the glorious Lord is alive and active in our world.  You and I are forgiven; you and I are called.  Here we are, send us!

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