Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lifted Up

When the Israelites journeying in the desert are bitten by serpents God tells Moses to make a bronze serpent and lift it up on a pole.  Whoever is bitten and looks on the bronze serpent is healed.  In John 3:14-15 Jesus says "Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him."  It's as if looking on the One who has taken all of our sins on himself heals us of our sins.
Jesus enters our world, lives, dies, and is taken back to heaven, creating a sort of vortex that sweeps all mankind back into heaven with him.  All we have to do is let go of the "stuff" that weighs us down.

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