8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said: Here am I; send me.
(2 Nephi 16:8, Isaiah 6:8)
I admire Isaiah’s spontaneous willingness to volunteer for an unspecified assignment. The words he used, “Here am I,” were also the words of the Savior in the pre-mortal council (Abraham 3:27) and the words of the young Samuel in the house of Eli (1 Samuel 3:4-10).
When we have been blessed by the Lord and have felt His love, we feel a natural desire to serve. Volunteering to help in His work and to serve His children comes naturally, and we feel an instinctive eagerness which may lead us, like Isaiah, to volunteer for assignments even without knowing what we are volunteering to do!
Today, I will make sure that my Heavenly Father knows that I am willing to accept assignments to serve, and that I do not need to know what the assignment is before deciding that I am willing to accept it.
What does the phrase “Here am I” mean to you, and how can you apply it in your life?