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Send me!!

Yesterday, while sitting in church, I received the greatest word picture of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Our pastor told a story and at the end gave this analogy…

It’s like you’re on a train. You’ve bought your ticket and had it punched. Now you’re on the train as it speeds down the tracks and you’ve got no control. You are going where the train goes – there is no stopping it, and no turning back. The people on the platform may sympathize for a moment and then move on – but for you, this is life. This is it!

Saying yes to God isn’t an easy thing to do. Surrender never is. It’s a sacrifice – a giving up of our own desires. When we choose to become a follower of Jesus Christ we are saying that we will go wherever He sends us. We’ll do whatever he asks. We go where He is. That’s not always easy – and rarely glamorous.

He is usually found …

  • In the slums of Manila with the wife trying to find clean water for her family
  • Sitting with the old homeless man who we pass by every day
  • Comforting the grieving widow
  • Reaching out to the angry teen
  • Spending time with the lonely single mother
  • In an orphanage in a 3rd world country – wrapping His arms around the malnourished orphan

And while He’s there – loving on those who WE should be loving on too – His Spirit is on the move. Pressing on the hearts of those who call themselves His follower. Asking a question. “Who will I send?” May we always answer with Isaiah, “Here I am Lord. Send me!”

Let’s get our ticket punched, get on the train, and go – no turning back!

“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!'”
Isaiah 6:8

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