When you think of “God raised up”, perhaps you get nervous. Maybe, you imagine, He is drawing Himself up to His full
height in order to bring us down. Isaiah assures us that the living God is not like that. He “longs to be gracious to you” and his exaltation is not about His own self-exaltation so much as ours. His raising up is “to show mercy to you.” What a God: longing to be gracious to you, raised up to show you mercy!
PRAY for eyes to see Jesus Christ raised up for us and, in Him, to appreciate our gracious and merciful God.