Send ME

 

Then I heard the voice of the Lord asking:
Who should I send? Who will go for us?
I said: Here I am. Send me.
-Isaiah 6:7-8 (CSB) 

green grass field and green tress during day time

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The girl held a small hand in hers.
Her companion skipped,
the little girl’s blonde curls bouncing along.

The church’s carpet was smooth and worn.
Their feet didn’t tread upon a dusty road,
but upon the beloved floors of a building.

What a beautiful day it was.
What a day to serve the Lord.

The girl’s thoughts were occupied with the child.
The weight of the little hand in hers
seemed to grow heavier:
She was supposed to teach this sweetheart about Jesus.
But could she do it correctly?
She sure hoped so.

The idea of standing in front of that Sunday-school classroom
terrified her.
What if she said the wrong thing?
Perhaps her voice was boring?
What if she couldn’t answer a 3rd graders question?

There was a tug on her arm.

The girl’s attention went to the smaller one.
The child’s eyes shone as she simply flashed a smile, dimples and all,
then her gentle humming filled the silence.

The older girl refrained
from giving this ball of sunshine a hug.
That smile…
it uplifted her.  

And her desire to do whatever God willed
echoed in her heart.

Whether that be:
teaching a Sunday-school lesson,
traveling across the globe,
attending college,
or serving in an orphanage.

brown colour dawn environment

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She wanted to be like Isaiah from the old testament.  
A man who stood before God
in total surrender.

Now she gave a smile of her own.
“Here I am, God.” She whispered. “Send ME.”

May all our hearts repeat Isaiah’s words before God!
Amanda Joy

7 thoughts on “Send ME

  1. Amanda, Thank you for posting this today! I’ve been struggling in this area—mainly trusting God with my future, yet this was such a wonderful reminder. 👍🏻 We need to trust God is in control if He places us in any situation. Loved this poem-like reminder! ❤️ Keep writing for His Glory! Btw, are you doing NN this semester??

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    • I’m so glad it encouraged you, Anna! It IS so hard to trust God with out future. The unknown can feel utterly scary! But I’m so thankful that He knows what each coming day, week, month, and year will look like. He’s completely familiar with the journey- He knows it like that back of His hand!!

      And Amen, yes, any situation. ❤️ I sure will! I wasn’t thinking so, just because of busyness, but I will pray about it.😊

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