This is a sand painting from Papua New Guinea depicting John’s Gospel message where Jesus declares that as “Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness so the Son of Man must be lifted up”. Lifted high on the cross and a public spectacle the crucified God as Luther called Him, became the savior of the world and our redeemer and Lord. This depiction is available for view at the Concordia Historical Institutes PNG exhibit. If you are in St Louis in the area around Concordia Seminary drop by>
About The Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for over 42 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches' mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ's love compels us, constrains us, and sends us forth.