Jesus had a way of bringing access to those who were humiliated and struggling in their own bleak situation. He walked the streets with his radar set to find uncertainty. In each encounter he brought the freedom and confidence that was missing to approach God.

So many times, he gently reminded people that he was just like his father-- approachable, concerned, helpful and committed to changing the world.

We see God’s responsive nature with Isaiah’s self-doubt and fear.

Isaiah 6:
Then 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.”

God did for Isaiah what he could not do for himself. God removed his shame and guilt. He brought truth to his life message. He rinsed out the potty mouth and gave Isaiah a clean start—a new way of thinking about humanity.

This is what Jesus does today. He takes us in our guilt and shame and transforms us from a history of falsehood to a life of great hope and meaning.

If God can cleanse you and remove everything that is false about you, how will you respond to that kind of intervention?

Isaiah was made clean. When that happened, he was able to hear God’s voice and not just that of his messengers. You too, can hear God when the sound barriers of shame are removed.

Isaiah 6:
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!”

What about you? Have you heard God’s voice calling out for people that will become agents of his goodness in the world?

God’s mission needs somebody to say, “I am in!”

I invite you to say, “I am here God. Send me with a new life message to fill the earth with your goodness.”



Maury Blair said…

Good word Kevin, if only the church, the body of Christ would take that message to heart, so many could be drawn to Christ. God bless you Bro.