There is nothing more beautiful than someone extending undeserved kindness and pity on another person. And nothing more sweet than having no right to be pitied, yet receiving grace and pity.
In Isaiah 63, that is all Israel can hope for. They have drifted so far from where they should be that Abraham and Jacob would not know them (v.16).
Yet they appeal to God’s pity. They remind Him of all the grace He gave them in the past (v.7-14). And they remind God that He is still their Father (v.16) They remind Him that as a result of what has happened to them, God’s name is not glorified and worshipped in Jerusalem (v.17-19).
I am so glad that we serve a God who is compassionate and loving. He is merciful and gracious (v.7). He saves and delivers (v.8). He cares and feels when we are afflicted (v.9). And He carried us and helps us.
We can look to the Lord. We can trust in His mercy. And we will find He is compassionate and gracious. Look to the Lord while there is time.