Bible Reading: Isaiah 6
Key Verse: Verse 8 - “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and
who will go for us? Then said I,
Here am I; send me.”
Key Words: Here am I; send me
We are told in Isaiah 6:8, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
Then said I, Here am I, send me.”
This verse brings several things to our attention. First of all, we must be willing to hear the
voice of the Lord. Secondly, we must
understand God is looking for volunteers (whom shall I send). Thirdly, we must be willing to go. The need for those willing to go is great as
is the need for those who are willing to send (give financially and pray).
The following is a great reason why we need to go and why we need to
Alila stood on the beach holding her tiny infant son close to her
heart. Tears welled up in her eyes as
she began slowly walking toward the river’s edge. She stepped into the water, silently making
her way out until she was waist deep, the water gently lapping at the sleeping
baby’s feet. She stood there for a long
time holding the child tightly as she stared out across the river. Then all of a sudden in one quick movement she
threw the six month-old baby to his watery death.
Native missionary M. V. Varghese often witnesses among the crowds who
gather at the Ganges. It was he who came upon Alila that day
kneeling in the sand crying uncontrollably and beating her breast. With compassion he knelt down next to her and
asked her what was wrong. Through her
sobs she told him, “The problems in my home are too many and my sins are heavy
on my heart, so I offered the best I have to the goddess Ganges,
my first-born son.” Bro. Varghese’s
heart ached for the desperate woman. As
she wept he gently began to tell her about the love of Jesus and that through
Him her sins could be forgiven. She
looked strangely. “I have never heard
that before,” she replied through her tears.
“Why couldn’t you have come thirty minutes earlier? If you had, my child would not have had to
Each year millions of people come to the holy Indian city of Hardwar to bathe in the
River Ganges. These multitudes come
believing this Hindu ritual will wash their sins away. For many people like Alila, missionaries are
arriving too late, simply because there aren’t enough of these faithful
brothers and sisters on the mission field.
The need is great, so the question is: “Are you willing to go? Are you willing to give and pray so that
others can go?”
What to do:
✞ Will you go?
Are you Saved?
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