Amazing and merciful God,
Our “bronze snake” has been lifted up.
Our Savior has won the day.
Our Lord reigns on high.
And through this “lifting up” we find forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ. When we grow impatient,
When we become disobedient,
When we long for that which does not save,
you still show amazing love, grace and faithfulness. As those Hebrews bitten by those snakes in the desert, we too deserve punishment and wrath. But as you showed mercy to them you show mercy to us as we confess our sins.
May we look to our “bronze snake” and live.
May we look to our “bronze snake” and see victory.
May we look to our “bronze snake” and give you all praise and worship.
Amazing and merciful God…we give you thanks.
“Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim till all the world adore his sacred name.”
“Come, Christians, follow where our captain trod, our king victorious, Christ, the Son of God.”
[ELW 660 “Lift High the Cross”, chorus and vs.1]