Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ”Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? Then said I “Here am I, send me”? Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)
Hymns are so often inspirational and meaningful. One of my favorite (recent- 1981) hymns is “Here I Am, Lord” by Daniel Schutte. The refrain says: “Here I am, Lord. Is it I Lord? I have heard You calling in the night. I will go Lord, if You lead me. I will hold Your people in my heart." I have thought a lot about callings. The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) is charged with calling a pastor and there is a pastor out their waiting to hear our call. I have to keep in mind that there is the part about You (God) leading me when called. I am afraid that I don’t always listen or follow when called, but surely it is a worthy goal to have.
Prayer: Lord, guide me to hear when you call and to go where you might lead me. Amen