Here Am I! Send Me.

Isaiah 6: Isaiah Called to Be a Prophet
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
3 And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”
4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar.
7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.”
8 Also 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.”


Isaiah has a vision of the LORD of hosts sitting on a throne, high and lifted up. He sees seraphim with six wings above the temple. They proclaim the thrice-holy nature of the LORD and “The whole earth is full of His glory!” The doorposts of the temple are shaken by the voice of the seraphim. Isaiah is overwhelmed by the vision and fears for his life because he realizes his current state of being in the light of “My eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts.” One of the seraphim takes a live coal from the altar and flies to Isaiah and touches his mouth with it saying, “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.” Then the Lord says, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Isaiah replies, “Here am I! Send me.”

When we encounter the Lord Jesus Christ, we become aware of our fallen state. We fall at His feet. He forgives our sins, takes away our iniquity by His blood shed on the cross. Consequently, we should be in awe of Him and be ready to do His bidding.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:19, 20.

We should say, as did the Prophet Isaiah, “Here I am! Send me.”


Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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3 Responses to Here Am I! Send Me.

  1. “Hear I am. Send me.” is our only, reasonable response to such undeserved grace.

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