READ ROMANS 8:22-25
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
The brokenness sin has created impacts far more than our own lives. Even on our best days, we are well aware of the “groaning” in the world around us. The good news is that we can look forward to a day when all that is broken will be restored. In the mean time, we wait patiently with hope that Jesus will return and make things the way they were originally intended to be. In our moments of pain and weakness, we need to cling to this hope.
As you pray today, thank God for the hope we have in him and the eventual restoration he will bring on his creation.
Read Romans 9:1-12:8 to prepare your heart and mind for the sermon this upcoming weekend.