Isaiah 6:1-8 (CEV)
A Vision of the Lord in the Temple
6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I had a vision of the Lord. He was on his throne high above, and his robe filled the temple. 2 Flaming creatures with six wings each were flying over him. They covered their faces with two of their wings and their bodies with two more. They used the other two wings for flying, 3 as they shouted,
“Holy, holy, holy,
The earth is filled
with your glory.”
4 As they shouted, the doorposts of the temple shook, and the temple was filled with smoke. 5 Then I cried out, “I’m doomed! Everything I say is sinful, and so are the words of everyone around me. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord All-Powerful.”
6 One of the flaming creatures flew over to me with a burning coal that it had taken from the altar with a pair of metal tongs. 7 It touched my lips with the hot coal and said, “This has touched your lips. Your sins are forgiven, and you are no longer guilty.”
8 After this, I heard the Lord ask, “Is there anyone I can send? Will someone go for us?”
“I’ll go,” I answered. “Send me!”
Something needs doing. Someone’s got to do it.
Willingly or grudgingly someone steps up, takes it on, makes sure it is done.
God calls. Will someone go and do this?
I hadn’t realised I could. I thought it was beyond me, that I wasn’t good enough.
But God had other ideas. He met me, showed me, forgives me, calls me.
I am small,
I get things wrong
and fail to get things right.
I stand in awe and wonder
of all you are,
and all I can never be.
I hear your voice calling,
you need someone,
someone to go
I am not worthy.
Yet if you call me,
touch my life,
in your strength
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