John 3: 14-21
And as Moses in the wilderness lifted up the bronze image of a serpent on a pole, even so I must be lifted up upon a pole, so that anyone who believes in me will have eternal life. For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.
“There is no eternal doom awaiting those who trust him to save them. But those who don’t trust him have already been tried and condemned for not believing in the only Son of God. Their sentence is based on this fact: that the Light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the Light, for their deeds were evil. They hated the heavenly Light because they wanted to sin in the darkness. They stayed away from that Light for fear their sins would be exposed and they would be punished. But those doing right come gladly to the Light to let everyone see that they are doing what God wants them to.”
Numbers 21: 6-9
So the Lord sent poisonous snakes among them to punish them, and many of them were bitten and died.
Then the people came to Moses and cried out, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against Jehovah and against you. Pray to him to take away the snakes.” So Moses prayed for the people.
Then the Lord told him, “Make a snake and attach it to the top of a pole; anyone who is bitten shall live if he simply looks at it!”
So Moses made a bronze snake, and whenever anyone who had been bitten looked at the bronze snake, he recovered!
Make a Snake
By Aiya Maston (3/15/15)
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