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Raised Up

From Psalm 113

Hope from Today's Reading:

"Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?" (Psalm 113:5-6 ESV)

I found a newborn bunny in my backyard the other day. It was barely noticeable—its gray-brown coloring blended with the ground and the scattered collection of dry leaves. I had to crouch and pull back a small blanket of weeds to really see it. No larger than a card deck, its eyes were black and its ears, flat against its head; I watched her scoot along noiselessly, finding an escape through the slots of the fence.


"The Lord is high above all nations," the psalmist writes, "and his glory above the heavens" (Psalm 113:4).


And yet ...


This same on-high, above-all, over-the-heavens-and-earth God "looks far down" and "raises the poor from the dust" (vv. 6-7). He sees you. He is far above, on His throne, yet He does what He must—crouching down, removing weeds—to see you right where you are. And not only that, He raises you. That is, if you are willing.


If you will trust Him enough, if you will not run away, if you will let Him scoop you up in His gentle, outstretched hand, He offers to raise you "up with him" and seat you "with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:6).


Who is like the Lord our God?


Hopefully yours,




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