Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lifted Up

From Sunday's readings:

Isaiah 6: In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple....

John 3: As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, ...

I suppose most of us think of the first "lifted up" as being very different from the second one. But I am wondering.


  1. No, I think you're on to something. The Lord is lifted up in Glory, especially in His Temple, when He is lifted up in death upon the Cross.

    And by the preaching of the Gospel of His Cross, behold, the whole earth is full of His Glory.

  2. Very good, and note in classic iconography the angels ABOVE the cross, the throne of glory: