An astronomy professor asked his class, “When can you see the farthest - at night or in the daytime?”
Unanimously, the class answered, “In the daytime.”
“Wrong,” corrected the teacher. “In the day time, you see the sun. But at night you can see the stars, and the star are millions of times farther away than the sun.”
What do you do when you are trapped in unpleasant situations? Withdraw? Think impossible thoughts? Blame someone else for where you are? Have a pity-party? Get angry and resentful? We all have developed ways to deal with uncomfortable, seemingly unchangeable situations. It’s something that most of us do to escape unbearable surroundings. Why not try to escape reality for a moment. Are there other options for bad times and horrible places?
When King Uzziah died, Isaiah “saw the Lord sitting on a lofty throne.” What he saw was his commission to be God’s messenger to His people. For some that might have been a dream come true. Others may have seen it as a responsibility more than they could handle. Being God’s messenger has always had its difficult moments - even for the most qualified.
But Isaiah’s mission and his situation looked difficult from the beginning. He had to tell people who believed they were blessed by God that they were going to be destroyed by God because they were disobedient to God. His response? “I’ll go. Send me! I’ll do whatever You ask!”
Now, more than ever, we need Isaiah’s view of God. He has called us to serve Him wherever He has placed us. We are where we are because He has a mission for us. We dare not fail Him!
Prayer: Grant us, Lord, a vision of Your greatness that matches Isaiah’s and empower us to serve You at all costs. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Isaiah 6 Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”