But if you could get up close and personal, you’d see that this is in fact the entire response that God gives to Habakkuk’s second complaint against him.
The reason I photoshopped this, however, was to make a point in yesterday’s sermon on the next installment of our Habakkuk. Because at the start of his response, God says (in Hab 2:2):
Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.
But evocatively, the NRSV puts like this:
Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.
Which is what gave me the idea. And if Habakkuk had to put a summary of this chapter on a motorway sign, I have a hunch that it might have looked a bit like this: