“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later…creation looks forward to the day it will join in with God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.”
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God and rebellion entered the world, it wasn’t just mankind that faced the curse of sin, but also creation. However when Jesus rose from the dead and defeated sin and death, He broke the curse of sin over our lives. Yet, we still live in a fallen world. Amazingly we have the hope of the promise that one day when Jesus comes back to reign on this earth again, we can experience His full glory and we can live eternally in new bodies and on a new earth.
We may have to suffer at the moment living in a fallen world and our pain and suffering may be great. Yet it will end. The writer of Romans promises that for all who believe, their suffering will end. The glory that awaits is far greater than any suffering we will ever experience. We have a hope of the fullness of knowing what it means to be Christ’s son and daughters. We can know what it means to have new bodies. We can understand what it means to know God in all His fullness.
Let us wait patiently in hope for the fullness of the promise of our salvation. Let us ask for more of the grace of God to live for Him in this fallen world and to love the world He made and all who dwell in it.