Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here I am. Send me!"
This verse follows Isaiah seeing a vision of God, and then believing he must die for having seen God. God then touches a hot coal to his lips which cleanses him of his sin. He was well informed that he was being sought. And he answered courageously. He was willing to do whatever was asked. The voice of God does not come clearly out of the heavens for most of us, though. It is a remarkable and moving example when this actually happens. I wonder sometimes if it takes more courage to follow one's calling when there is no clear, unmistakable voice or message. God still calls us, but we need to be actively listening.
Holy Lord, I hope that I have not missed your calling for me. I struggle with knowing where I am being sent. I ask for clarity and direction. Amen