Sunday, June 26, 2011

Isaiah 6:8 - Here am I. Send me

Scripture Isaiah 6:8

And 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."


We are ready for mission.

We’re gathered, we’re healed, we’re sent.

Biblical religion is a mission religion.

In the Bible, when God appears, when God speaks, when God call’s, He sends people.

With Moses, he is addressed from the burning bush. He hears God’s name.

Moses doesn’t stay at the burning bush for the rest of his life.

God says Moses, I’ve got a job for you. My people are crying out in their oppression in Egypt. You go and liberate them.

Isaiah sees that vision of God in the temple. He doesn’t stay in the temple but rather he is sent out by God to proclaim.

God addresses Jeremiah. Jeremiah says ‘Lord, I’m too young, don’t ask me’

Don’t say you are too young, I’ve got a job for you.

Saul of Tarsus is knocked down – and then he is sent.

In the first half of life we set the agenda.

My will, my projects, my plans.

Fair enough. Ok.

But in the second half of life, when you are ready to get serious, the Holy Spirit will invade your life and revolutionise your life.

Source: Untold Blessings – 3 Paths to Holiness

Father Robert Barron –

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