1 Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,
that the mountains might quake at your presence—
2 as when fire kindles brushwood
and the fire causes water to boil—
to make your name known to your adversaries,
and that the nations might tremble at your presence!
3 When you did awesome things that we did not look for,
you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
4 From of old no one has heard
or perceived by the ear,
no eye has seen a God besides you,
who acts for those who wait for him. – Isaiah 64:1-4
When God shows up on the scene, it is impossible to miss it. At least most of the time it is anyway. Our biggest frustration at times (maybe all the time) seems to be the waiting for God to rend the heavens and show up in power to take care of the situation. That would seem to be the case from reading the vast number of places in Scripture that show the people of God calling for His time to come quickly. Of course, these numerous requests are followed by God showing up at exactly the right time. So, Isaiah reminds us that He acts for those who “wait for Him.” It may not be the answer we want at the time, but we must take heart in the fact that He does act. He will never leave you or forsake you. And so we wait for Him to rend the heavens. Maranatha.