"I'll go; send me."
In the year that King Uzziah
died, I had a vision of the Lord. He was on his throne high above, and
his robe filled the temple. Flaming creatures with six wings each were
flying over him. They covered their faces with two of their wings and
their bodies with two more. They used the other two wings for flying,
as they shouted,
"Holy, holy, holy,
As they shouted, the doorposts of the temple shook, and the temple was filled with smoke. Then I cried out, "I'm doomed! Everything I say is sinful, and so are the words of everyone around me. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord All-Powerful."
One of the flaming creatures flew over me with a burning coal that it had taken from the altar with a pair of metal tongs. It touched my lips with the hot coal and said, "This has touched your lips. Your sins are forgiven, and you are no longer guilty."
After this, I heard the Lord ask, "Is there anyone I can send? Will someone go for us?"
"I'll go," I answered, "Send me!""
Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)