Jesus continues his instruction of Nicodemus with reference to Moses and the elevated
serpent. Elevation-exaltation is central
to John’s theology, as it is to all Christianity. With that comes the
understanding that God’s motivation to give his only son is love, love for all
creation, especially humanity. Salvation is dependent upon that love.
Prayer: Lord, you emptied yourself. You humbled
yourself. You were obedient to your Father even to your death. How can I forget
that? How can I ignore that? How do I measure up to that kind of love?