Read John 3:14-21
14 As Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the desert, in the same way the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. 16For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its saviour.
18 Those who believe in the Son are not judged; but those who do not believe have already been judged, because they have not believed in God’s only Son. 19This is how the judgement works: the light has come into the world, but people love the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil. 20All those who do evil things hate the light and will not come to the light, because they do not want their evil deeds to be shown up. 21But those who do what is true come to the light in order that the light may show that what they did was in obedience to God.
Jesus compares his crucifixion to Moses' lifting the bronze snake up in the desert. In the desert those dying as a result of their sin look at the snake and are saved. Jesus is reminding us of the simplicity of looking at him and believing in his love revealed on the cross.
As I look at you - help me to understand that I am loved. And let your light transform my heart.
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