Saturday, February 24

Romans 8:19

Romans 8:19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

The creation refers to the entire universe or the cosmos as the late Dr. Carl Sagan would call it. Since the fall of Adam, the created world has not been peaceful as it was in the garden of Eden when Adam and Eve enjoyed fellowship and peace with God. When Adam sinned, the entire creation was affected. It has resulted in God allowing all kinds of natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, etc. to adversely affect all of creation, including animals. When the world, as we know it, ends and the sons of God are revealed, such natural disasters will come to an end because God will no longer allow such things to occur. There will be no more pain and tears for the sons of God, and all creation will exist in perfect harmony as ordered by the creator of the universe. God has the power, and he will use it at the proper time. This is what Paul means when he speaks of looking forward with eager longing to that glorious day.

Look at the magnificent beauty that is already in this fallen world and imagine what glory waits when God removes the thorns and thistles from his creation.


bluecollar said...

That was one EXCELLENT post. It is crazy that some people think that man merely has a "booboo" after the fall. The Bible teaches otherwise. All of creation was altered. Even some plants take lives now.

Steve said...

Great post, especially your last sentence.

Sista Cala said...

Powerful! So glad you visited my site so I could find yours. I'll be back as time permits.

jazzycat said...

Thanks Mark and Steve. sista cala glad you visited and I will also stop by your blog.

BTW, I took that photo in 1971 before Mt. St. Helens blew. If anyone can help me identify exactly which one of the Cascades this it, I would appreciate it.