1 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down…2…come down to make your name known…3…you did awesome things that we did not expect…4…on behalf of those who wait…8…We are the clay, you are the potter…9…Oh, look on us, we pray, for we are all your people.”
God has done just what Isaiah asked. He rent the heavens to do unexpected things…what could be more unexpected than sending Jesus into our world as a baby and from that cradle into my life? That’s why I look for that mysterious nudge from the Holy Spirit that says “look with fresh eyes at these familiar old words so you don’t overlook the awesome things I plan to show you this time you read them.”
Isaiah reminds me why I am walking, waiting and writing my way to the cradle this Advent. I am still clay in the potter’s hand: still being formed by this experience. All these centuries later, I am not walking alone. I am only one of your people who wait expectantly for Isaiah’s words and the old story of that birth in Bethlehem to become The Renewed Promise of Christ in our lives. Come Lord Jesus.