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Send Me

March 1, 2015

San Diego Padres pitcher, Edwin Moreno, at Spring Training (2009), Source Djh57 (CC Attribution, 3.0 Unported)

The plea, “Put me in, coach,” has been heard in countless locker rooms and dugouts. A song with that refrain is frequently played during baseball’s annual rite of Spring Training.

Isaiah was as anxious to serve, when he had his awe-inspiring vision. You will recall that Isaiah saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, so that His robe filled the temple (Is. 6: 1). Though describing himself as a man of “unclean lips,” Isaiah responded in the affirmative when the Lord asked whether anyone would be willing to serve.

Isaiah did not ask about the nature of the assignment. He did not bargain over his reward. He did not focus on his own shortcomings. We should take his approach as our model for responding when the Lord calls.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me’ ” (Is. 6:8).

Lord God, we come before You as humble servants. Like Isaiah, we recognize our limitations, yet cry out, “Here we are! Send us.”

Whether You have made us lawyers, teachers, writers, or mechanics, show us how best to use our talents. Give us always willing hearts, and send us where we can best serve Your purposes.



  1. Planting Potatoes permalink

    good read

  2. Amen Anna. Very beautiful and inspiring.

  3. Anna,

    Excellent post.

    There are no coincidences or accidents. There are Divine appointments and conversations…

    Six years ago, I was far from the Lord. Psalm 88 captures my spiritual and emotional condition. For over a year – I was miserable. Day and night, struggling with selfishness, and bewildered by the events in my life. When I found Lamentations chapter 3, oh how I could relate!

    Over the past 5 years the Lord taught me so much (spiritual warfare included)…

    Since the Beginning through today and into the tomorrow, God is actively working through all events – yours, mine, everyone and our quasi pagan nation ultimately giving glory to Almighty Glory.

    I think it is how we respond while either a participant in the game or in the bull pen that is important to Him. Do we trust Him?

    Rev. 12:11

    • Sounds as if the Lord is doing great things in your life, DJ. I find the Book of Ecclesiastes especially relevant to our “quasi pagan nation” as you rightly call it. The culture is so materialistic. It saddens me for what we once were, and what we might be.

  4. Love the reverence, A.

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