In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the alter. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me.”
Isaiah received a vision of the Lord God Almighty; Isaiah knew he was a doomed man because of his sins. The seraph touched his mouth with a live coal from the alter and told him that his guilt of sin was taken away. The Lord then ask the question, “Whom shall I send?” Isaiah answers, “Here I am, send me.” God is still calling each of us to answer the call; are we listening? Will we answer? “Here am I. Send me.”
Father help us to answer your call for complete surrender to your word, to be forgiven, to be your disciple, and to be sent out to make disciples for you. We desire to be filled with your Spirit of love and mercy in our world today. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.