Evil Becomes Source of Salvation.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Numbers 21:1⎯22:1

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Complaining continues. Snakes come and torment the people. The Lord tells Moses to make a serpent out of bronze, lifting it high for the people to see, that they might be healed. The consequences of sin become the means of salvation.

So too for the cross. There is no greater sin than to have crucified the son of God. However, God takes the cross, the results of the cruelest evil, and turns it into a source of salvation. St. John has this in mind in his Gospel when he relates the cross to the fiery serpent in 3:14 and 12:32.

Is there any person, place, or thing that has been sin for you? Rather than look away in guilt or shame, let the cross upon which Jesus has suffered in your sin, become a source of healing for you and others. God can turn your greatest sin into a source of grace.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
Forgive me for complaining 21:5
Eyes on the cross and living 21:9
The living water within 21:17
You make a way for Your will.

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