So there is a scene . . .

. . .  from the film ‘Crocodile Dundee’ – remember it? Its the part where Crocodile Dundee walks his leading lady through New York at night, only to be confronted by a knife wielding gang intent on mugging them. But instead of capitulating in fear, Crocodile Dundee famously says, “So you think that’s a knife?” and pulling out a huge blade says, “Now that’s a knife!” causing his assailants to run in fear.

Surprisingly, this morning’s text does something similar as Isaiah writes, ‘O that you would tear open the heavens and come down… so that the nations might tremble at your presence!’

But at this point any similarities between the film and the text end. How God responds to Isaiah will be both utterly loving and hugely challenging and how they respond will be a true measure of the people.


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