In Isaiah 6, the prophet tells of His day in the throne room of the Most High God. He gives us a description of his fearful and wonderful surroundings. He saw the Lord seated on this throne. He saw the Seraphim calling out with voices that shook the temple, “Holy, holy, holy.”
At first, all he can hear is the warnings of the Seraphim, Then the realization of the Lord's intense holiness breaks through to his spirit and he sees himself as God sees him.
Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts." - Isaiah 6:5 NASB
Immediately upon his repentance his ability to hear the voice of the Lord opened up. And repentance it was. One glimpse of the Lord’s holiness cut him to the core and he had to be rid of it. It reminds me of Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost. Under the anointed preaching of Peter, the veil was lifted for three thousand souls. They saw the Lord through the preaching of Peter and repented, turning to Jesus for salvation.
Once Isaiah could hear what’s going on he picks up on a conversation.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" - Isaiah 6:8 NASB
It strikes me that this is not a one-time conversation in the halls of heaven. I believe, not unlike the Seraphim crying out, “Holy,” day and night, the call for workers in the field is continually going out.
“Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?”
I’ve heard that call. Have you?
But someone else heard that call. Jesus, in that throne room, hears the unrelenting call of the Father, “who will go for Us.”
Sometimes I wonder if those of use who hear this age-old call to the lost, aren’t hearing an echo of the call that put Jesus in a manger two thousand years ago. Was Isaiah simply reiterating Jesus’ own answer to that call?
“Here am I, Father, send me.”
Jesus answered His Father's call to rescue his sons and daughters.
Jesus answered His Father's call to set aside His splendor and put on swaddling clothes.
Jesus answered His Father's call to face temptation like a man.
Jesus answered His Father's call to torture and death at the hands of the ones he came to save.
What a wonderful Savior we have in Jesus Christ the Lord.
Glory to God in the Highest.
I'm so glad, as we celebrate the incarnation, we are still able to give Him glory with our praise, our love, and our obedience. Aren't you?
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