I was reading Romans the other day, and ran across these verses:
“18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved.” (Romans 8:18-24a)
It really got me thinking. Here is creation, what we might call the wilderness or nature or something like that, waiting in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. Eager expectation. It knows the promise is sure, and it absolutely can’t wait. It longs for the children of God to be revealed so it can be brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
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