This week as we celebrate Trinity Sunday in our lessons we get a glimpse of two very special invitations. The first is God’s call to the prophet Isaiah:
“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)
Isaiah initially felt unworthy of God’s calling but he allowed God to transform his lifeby moving him from a life of sin to a life of service. Isaiah is able to respond in faith. “Here am I send me”
The second is Jesus’ very special charge to each of us to be involved in his mission of reconciling the world with God in love. Like Isaiah, we too may find ourselves feeling unworthy. The good news is that through the power of the cross Jesus declares us as worthy and calls us to share his mission:
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19–20)
And just in case we still have any doubts about our worthiness for the task Jesus promises us: “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”(Matthew 28:20) How shall we respond? I pray that along with Isaiah our response may be: Here am I send me!
Rev. Andrew Smith
Vicar of Light in the Hills