he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted

Isaiah 52:13 (ESV)

13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely;
he shall be high and lifted up,
and shall be exalted.

Not surprisingly, this verse reminds me of a great song called High & Lifted Up performed Live by St Paul’s Castle Hill in Sydney, Australia.

But I digress so back to the verse at hand.

I have this image first of Christ as He is nailed to a cross and then lifted up for all to see. To be mocked by the scoffers there on the hill of Calvary.

As insults are hurled at Him and scorn heaped upon Him, our Lord and Saviour appears anything but sovereign and majestic.

But irony of ironies, God lifted Him up in a way that no mere mortal could do.

For “God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior” (Acts 5:31).


prayer : thank you Jesus Christ for suffering on the cross in my place

action : you Lord are my King and your name shall be lifted up