The God of Isaiah is unique and sovereign and strong. He is known in His acts and deeds. Verses 1-7 emphasize this truth. The God who causes the mountains to quake at His presence and who does “awesome things” is the One who invites response to his revelation. Acknowledging that there is Someone who is greater than and beyond us puts us in a position to be open to respond as in verses 8-9. “We are the clay, You are the potter, all of us are the work of Your hand…look now all of us are Your people”. Growth comes through a willingness to be molded and shaped by the all wise and all powerful potter.