saiah 6:8 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!”
This is part of the Old Testament reading for Trinity Sunday. One of the interesting features here is the “us.” Who is the “us?” It appears to be all the heavenly council, maybe even an illusion to the Trinity. At the very least, it is more than a “me.” As we think about Memorial Day, we remember that those soldiers didn’t go to war for any individual. They went for a government and a culture and a way of life that needed defending. We pray that no longer will blood be shed in violence. But even as we do, we thank God for those who heard the call to service beyond themselves and gave all in that cause. Who is the “us” that you stand ready to serve? To whom do you say, “Here I am. Send me”?