7.14.20 HiNeNi

Isaiah 6:And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

 以賽亞 6:我聽見主的聲音說:「我可以差遣誰呢?誰肯為我們去呢?」我說:「我在這裏,請差遣我!」

When Isaiah encountered the Holy God, he recognized his sinfulness. God forgave and cleansed him, but the story did not end there. Isaiah also heard a call from God: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” There is not much detailed information but only an asking for Isaiah’s availability and willingness. Isaiah answered with stunningly short and quick words, “Here I am! Send me”. He did not ask God where the destination was or what the task was, and he did not hesitate. Isaiah’s reply, “Here am I” (in Hebrew, Hineni), shows the readiness and enthusiasm of a soldier ready to be sent into the battlefield wherever it is and whatever the cost. The chaos of the world we are living in now is God’s wake up call for Christians to tell us that we can no longer be “normal” or live “normal” lives. To be sent we need to be available first. Many are busy regarding their own businesses, their own families, or even their own churches. But “who will go for [God]?” May we be like Isaiah and answer God, “Hineni, send me.”

當以賽亞遇到聖潔的神時,他意識到自己的罪 。上帝原諒並洗淨了他的罪,但故事並沒有就此結束。以賽亞還聽見了上帝的呼召:“我可以差遣誰呢?誰肯為我們去呢?” 上帝沒有給太多詳細的信息,而只是看以賽亞是否可被用和願意。以賽亞簡短而快速地回答:“我在這裏,請差遣我”。他沒有問上帝目的地是那裡,任務是什麼,他沒有猶豫。以賽亞的回答是“我在這裡”(Hineni 希伯來語),顯示了士兵準備隨時被派往任何戰場,無論任何代價的熱情。我們現在生活在這個混亂的世界中,是上帝在呼召基督徒並告訴我們,我們不能再“正常”或過“正常”的生活了。要被差遣,我們首先需要可被用。許多人忙於自己的生意,自己的家庭,甚至自己的教會。但是“誰肯為[上帝]去呢?”願我們像以賽亞那樣回答上帝:“Hineni,請差遣我。”

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