“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)”
Romans 8:18-25 NLT
Since the original sin of Adam in the garden, mankind and all creation have longed for a day when they will be delivered from the bondage that sin has placed upon us. The suffering and sorrow we endure in this life, especially as believers, will one day burst forth in glorious redemption. Our hearts long for that place where there will be no more death, sorrow, crying, or any pain. That day is coming!What a day that will be! In Christ we are already delivered from sins ultimate result, separation from God. Now, we, as followers of Jesus, are simply waiting for our eternal inheritance. We must not lose sight of where we are going lest we get bogged down with the cares of life. Where we are going far exceeds anything we have endured in this current state of life. Jesus has conquered death for us and we must look beyond the veil of tears we now experience to the glorious day that will unfold when we enter the New Jerusalem of Revelation 21.
One day soon, things are going to change! Don't lose heart my dear brothers and sisters. Look up. Deliverance is coming!
Rev. Curtis Norris