March 11, 2018: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Snakes on the Plain (2)

March 11, 2018 ()

Bible Text: John 3:14-21 |

Fourth Sunday of Lent                                                                                       March 11, 2018

The fourth of the Old Testament promises providing a baptismal lens this Lent is the promise God makes to Moses: those who look on the bronze serpent will live. In today's gospel Jesus says he will be lifted up on the cross like the serpent, so that those who look to him in faith will live. When we receive the sign of the cross in baptism, that cross becomes the sign we can look to in faith, for healing, for restored relationship to God, for hope when we are dying.


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