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The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Numbers 21.4-9
Ephesians 2.1–10
John 3.14–21

The imagination nourished by the Bible immediately springs into action at the mention of snakes.

In Numbers, they may be real rather than metaphorical, but that does not prevent them from carrying heavy symbolic baggage. The Israelites have been wandering around in the desert for quite a while. All kinds of exciting and terrifying things have happened to them, and given them proof, over and over again, that God goes with them to save them – in the first three verses of chapter 4 he has just helped them to victory over a formidable foe…

Taken from;Lectionary Reflections – Year B;by Jane Williams

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