(Written by Shaun Watkins)
Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” Isaiah said, Here I am, send me.” — Isaiah 6:8 (NLT)
When the Prophet Isaiah saw God and His Glory, he fell and shouted, “I am doomed because I am a sinful man”. When we see the Glory of God, we realize just how righteous, holy, and perfect that He is, and how sinful we are. The Word tells us that we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). This should remind us of the cross. We are all sinners, but Christ came to take that sin and pay the penalty of death for it so that we wouldn’t have to.
How do we see the glory of God? Well, all you have to do is look around. We see the Glory of God in the morning sunrise, through a Fall drive in the mountains, through the birth of a baby, or maybe it’s through the life of someone else. God’s Glory and presence is all around us if we just take off the blinders and look.
The journey that is ahead of us is sometimes a journey that you would not have chosen for yourself or a loved one, but I like Isaiah’s response, “Here I am, send me.” I hope that this is your response as well. I hope that your conversation with God today goes something like this:
“Father, I don’t like the way that this path looks. I don’t know how this story is going to end. I don’t even know some days how I am going to put one foot in front of the other. But God, this is what I do know; I have seen Your Glory over and over in my life! I know that Your Presence is all around me. I know that your glory lights the world. Who better than me to send? Father, we have been preparing for this my whole life. So, God, not my will but Yours. Here I am, send me! I will be Your messenger. Because I know when this journey is over, regardless of the outcome, I will still be standing because of You!”
I pray that today you reflect on the goodness and the glory of God. I pray that you realize God has been preparing you for this journey a long time. So, take today and reflect on His goodness. Walk this journey knowing that God is with you. His presence and His glory are all the strength that you need to make it through each day.