Here am I, send me

I took some time off posting because of some personal family matters. Those matters are not resolved, may never be resolved and I am not at liberty to discuss them here.

Yesterday I opened my bible to Isaiah chapter 5 and read this:

“What sorrow for those who drag their sins behind them with ropes made of lies, who drag wickedness behind them like a cart! They even mock God and say, “Hurry up and do something! We want to see what you can do. Let the Holy One of Israel carry out his plan, for we want to know what it is.” What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.

Isaiah 5:18-21 –

I don’t want sorrow for anyone. But there are those who will have sorrow because of what they are clinging to.

I hadn’t decided what to do about posting yet. This morning I continued to read in Isaiah chapter 6. It is the record of when God reveals himself to Isaiah. He then asks a question.

“Whom should I send to this people? Who will go?”

Isaiah replies, “here I am, send me”.

My hope is that the posts I post will shed light on who Jesus is and what he has done. I write as if I’m writing to someone who doesn’t know about Jesus but I think many of the people that read my posts already know him and are following him. My second mission then is to encourage the folks reading these posts that already know him to share Jesus with others. But to tell them about him while they are serving them in some fashion so that they are showing God’s love while they are talking about God’s love.

I’ve been doing some gardening lately. I have had mixed success. Usually I buy bedding plants but I am starting from seed this year. Some seed didn’t germinate, some did. One way to guarantee failure of a seed to grow is to never plant the seed. I think it is The same with sharing the word of God. The word that is guaranteed to not bear fruit is the word that is not “planted”. So I am going to continue to plant seeds of God’s word in my readers hearts and minds.

Thank you for being a reader. May God bless your day, may you understand something about Him today in a fresh way. May you have opportunities to share Jesus with your world as you serve others today.

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?