Here am I; send me.

Here am I; send me.

I think about this statement often...Often enough that I wanted it above my mantel.

In Isaiah 6:8, we read, "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."

I want to be available when the Lord asks something of me. I want to be a servant He can rely on.

Marjorie Hinckley said, "I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

I want Him to know that when He calls, I'll say, Here am I; send me.

I want to do what this song about serving others teaches.


  1. Thanks Em, I needed a good shot in the arm of inspiration!

  2. This is so beautiful and so true. What an amazing and inspiring quote - definitely what I needed to hear today!

    (this is going to say Megan@SortaCrunchy, but I'm also Megan from Simple Kids! Thanks for being part of our community!)