Most people have heard of the International Red Cross Organization. Why a red cross? What does the red cross mean?
The red cross is because Jesus died on the cross and shed his blood for our sins!
The founder of Red Cross was a Swiss banker named Henry Dunant. Today the Red Cross still carries the emblem that signifies the blood of Jesus. You can also see the red cross on an ambulance!
Now look at the medical symbol that you might see at your Doctor’s office. What does the snake have to do with the Doctor?
The snake has everything to do with Moses from the Bible! John 3:14 says:
As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life.
I have had people respond that the snake from the medical emblem comes from Greek mythology. Yes, that could well be true. But dig a little deeper!
What about before Greek mythology? Look in the Hebrew scriptures in Numbers 21:9. You find that Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.
Whether we look at the Red Cross or a medical emblem, we see the history of those who trusted in Biblical principals. Let’s study the Bible and see what it says for ourselves!