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
Isaiah 6 is an incredible chapter that demonstrates our gospel reality as God's sent children. Isaiah has a vision of being in the presence of the Lord. Isaiah is overwhelmed as his own uncleanness is contrasted with the glory of the Lord. Isaiah feels that death is the only thing he deserves.
The Lord, via an angel, declares Isaiah to be clean and that his sins are atoned for. This is solely the work of the Lord. Isaiah has contributed nothing. This produces an immediate response from Isaiah. We see it in verse 8: 'Here am I. Send me!' This is the reality for all children of God. We live as if the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is insufficient when we believe ourselves to be unworthy or incapable of living as God's sent people. True gospel transformation means that like Isaiah we don't think less of ourselves, but we don't think of ourselves at all.
You are sent if you are a child of God. Who are the people that you come in contact with in your daily life? Pray for them by name today. How will you proclaim the gospel to them? Pray that you would boldly proclaim the gospel to these people. Pray that you would do this as a response to God's incredible love for you and not as a feeble attempt to earn or validate what Jesus has already accomplished.
- Aaron Negron