Saturday, November 20, 2010

This present age

Romans 8 :15-28 (from The Message)

That's why I don't think there is any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what is coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.

All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it's not only around us; it's in us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We're also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearing for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait the larger we become, and the more joyful our expenctancy.


At November 27, 2010 at 9:16 PM , Blogger Docface said...

I love your way of thinking! Where are you?

At November 29, 2010 at 7:17 PM , Blogger Ruth said...

We are in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Mom could't travel home this year. so we are braving a winter here. Bob and I came home for two weeks to bring back papers and things we needed. We just experienced our first major snowstorm in many many years! amazing...


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