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WE ARE SAVED TO SERVE.

Posted on May 30, 2021 at 9:15 AM

Dear members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,,

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

 

WE ARE SAVED TO SERVE.

In Isaiah 6: 1-8 we read:

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,

seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.

2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they

covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they

were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

          “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;

          the whole earth is full of his glory.”

4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and

the temple was filled with smoke.

5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips,

and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the

King, the Lord Almighty.”

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. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said,

“See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

8 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!”


 

The name Isiah means: "God is salvation."


 

Isaiah was a prophet in the southern Kingdom of Judah. Isaiah encountered God in the temple when King Uzziah died in 740 B.C. When Isaiah saw the holiness of God in the temple he realized that he was a sinner before God and repented. (6:2-5).

 

God in his mercy sent an angel to cleanse him from all his sins. (6:6).

 

After his cleansing, Isaiah heard the voice of God calling:

"Whom shall I send and who will go forn us" (6:8a)

Isaiah responded to God saying:

"Here am I. Send me" ( Isaiah 6: 8b).

 


God is still calling us to go out for him to serve people He would like to save. Are you willing to say: "Here am I. Send me.?"

 

Jesus says:

"Then he said to his disciples,

'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send

out workers into his harvest field.'” (Mathew 9:37-38).


 

Wishing you a happy and blessed Memorial Day.

 

May God bless you and protect you by the precious blood of Jesus.

 

Fr. James.


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