Here I Am Lord

Our Senior Adult choir sings monthly at one of two nursing homes in the area. Late last year we sang at one of these homes for Christmas. As we got ready to depart one of the residents slipped me a piece of music and asked "Can you sing this next time?"

I forgot about that music until we were preparing to go to that same home yesterday to sing. I pulled out the music and told the story to the choir. They were excited to sing it for the man.

When we began the piece yesterday, I could see the man smile from ear to ear. When we got to the chorus "Here I Am Lord" he was singing at the top of his lungs. I thought to myself as he sang this, here is this man in a nursing home and he's calling out to the Lord to use him even in the midst of a situation which is less than desireable. What can we learn from this?

1. We're never too far that we can't call on the Lord. The cry "Here I Am Lord" is a surrender to the Lord's will whatever situation we find ourselves in.
2. God isn't finished until he's finished. We may give up on God's work--but He doesn't. Whatever situation we find ourselves in can be used by God for his Kingdom and purpose.

"Here I am Lord, I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart"