After 70 years of exile, feeling disconnected and confused, the Jews implore God to tear the heavens open and come down.
In Mark 1, Jesus is the answer to that prayer.
The Isaiah reading lists all the ways in which the people have strayed from God’s path, but they recognise that, as clay in God’s hands, they can be re-worked.
Perhaps the Gospel is asking you to be open to being re-worked. In recalling the incarnation of God as Jesus previously, have you missed something vital?
Stay awake! It implores. How do I enter into this revitalised Presence?