Good Friday may have passed, but the message of the cross has not. If you haven't already taken time to meditate on its vital importance in your life, try & carve out some time this week.
But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses,
and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?
There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!"
Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.
The people came to Moses and said, "We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us." So Moses prayed for the people.
The LORD said to Moses,
"Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live."
So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole.
Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.
[Numbers 21 4-9]
All the Hebrews had to do was look at the serpent-staff, and they were healed.
No hard work, no straining for faith, just looking.
The implication for us, is that we also receive life - in its fullest sense -
by turning our gaze on the cross.
Comments won't be made public without permission.