Who Will Go? … Me?
A devotional by Marissa Mathews

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 6:8

I have a question for you: How did you come to know Jesus as your Savior?

Did you just overnight go from knowing nothing about Him to trusting Him with your life?

Probably not.

Did you read His name on a billboard and have an epiphany that He’s the only way to Heaven?

Probably not.

In fact, I’m willing to bet that before you put your faith in Jesus, you heard about Him a whole lot.

Somebody (or many somebodies) probably told you about how you were a sinner worthy of death, and how God loved you so much that He sent His son to die that death for you, then to rise again with power over death so that you could be on your way to Heaven instead of Hell.

You were probably told about how Jesus is able to free you from sin’s chains.

Someone probably told you how Jesus had changed their own life, and so you thought, “Man, this Jesus guy sounds like a pretty cool dude!  Maybe I should trust Him, too.”

Next question: Who in your life has not had that same chance?

Who do you know that knows nothing of Jesus?  Of salvation?  Of love?  Of sin?  Hell?  Heaven?  God?  Unless you live in a vacuum, you know someone who doesn’t know God.

What does that mean for them?  When God was asking for a messenger in Isaiah chapter 6, He wanted someone to tell His people what they needed to hear: You’ve messed up far beyond your ability to repair, but I have a plan to bring you back to me, declares the Lord.

Ladies and Gentlemen, there are billions of lives at stake all over the world, and you know some of them.  Jesus calls us to make disciples, teach them His commands, and send them to make more disciples.  He calls us to go out and show people the truth in love.  To point them back to the cross.  To direct them back to God.  To save lives.

Isaiah was ready to go.  Are you?

Marissa Mathews

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