We travel the world with a lot of baggage, both physical and spiritual, the like of which is well summed up in the speech made by Ryan Bingham in the movie ‘Up In The Air’. So much weight to distract and delay us as we go about living life. But Jesus tells his disciples to “‘Take nothing for the journey – no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.” (Luke 9v3), so it is probably a fair assumption that if we are to be good and able disciples carrying out our mission to speak the Good News of Jesus, that maybe we should also abide by this directive.
On Sunday we will be taking Isaiah 6: v1-8 as our theme for the morning service at 10:30. For Isaiah it was the weight of his sinfulness that led him to declare “Woe to me….I a ruined”, but this burden was lifted from him when: “…one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, ‘See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.’”
Will you take up the challenge when the lord says ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’.
….and will you be too weighed down to say Here Am I. Send Me!