Lifted up

          Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
         so must the Human One be lifted up,
         that whoever believes in them may have eternal life.
                   —John 3. 14-15

Lifted up—made visible, so all can see and be healed.
         Christ, you heal me,
         and I give you thanks.

Lifted up—praised, adored, held up as a model.
         Christ, I turn to you,
         that I may follow.

Lifted up—on a cross: condemned, tortured, executed.
         Christ, confess I am part of your suffering.
         May I be part of your healing.

Lifted up—raised from the dead.
         Christ, through your death and resurrection
         lead me to new life.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

March 9, 2021

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