E-votional  Oh, To Hear Again
April 3, 2001

Isaiah said, "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 (NRSV)

-- Isaiah 6:8

Quietly she calls in a language possibly even she does not know.  A series of coos, squacks, laughs and cries.  As a father or a mother, we must stop doing what we are doing to go and see, to answer the calling.  Then, as we turn the corner or look over the crib, the look of distress, changes to the largest, most joyous smile, one could ever hope  to see.  The request is answered and met with a reward all of it's own.
Hear the Good News, throughout our life, we are privy to many calls and requests in our life.  As we have answered the various callings, each is met with different rewards.  God's calling is a calling to reach out to others.  To share our faith and to make a difference in the world.  What is your calling today?  How will you answer it?
The phone rings and we stop what we are doing to answer it.  If we miss the call, we check our voice message or answering machine, yet Father, when you call, sometimes we do ignore Your voice.  At times we are so focused on the outer world that we can't even hear You.  It is my prayer that I am able to redirect my focus to You, that I am able to hear and respond to YouThank You for all You have done in my life, and all You will continue to do, through Christ our Lord I pray.  Amen.