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From: Rob Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Rob Smith <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:52 AM
Subject: looking up
Recently we learned that a key part of the definition of "glorify" is to "lift up". I was watching the new movie "Ben Hur" with Shirley yesterday and towards the end of the movie we saw the crucifixion scene of Jesus...on the cross. It occurred to me that even in death He was "lifted up"...glorified. To look on Jesus you had to look up to see Him on the Cross. It reminded me that God turned the tables on Satan that day when an awesome death became the means by which an awesome gift of life was made possible to man. In a sense we all stand at the ground level...at the foot of the Cross. Before we can be saved we must look up and see Jesus. We look up to see Him on the cross and we look up to see He has risen from the position of death and we look up to hear Him calling to us so that we also would be lifted up.
John 3:13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
blessings as you look up today!