Suffering and Glory (Part III)

” For creation waits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God :  For creation was made subject to futility, not of its own accord , but because of the one who subjected it.  In the hope that creation itself would be set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God. ”

When planting a garden we prepare the soil, then we plant  seeds  and tend the garden, weeding and we wait in anticipation for the crops to grow and produce fruits and vegetables.  God plants seeds within us and that divine spark of the spirit that we have at the point of conception.

It is interesting that the scripture here says that creation waits , instead of the Lord waits.  If we consider that “creation” encompasses the entirety of Heaven and Earth and all they contain, we can say that creation is all encompassing of Heaven and Earth in our human understanding waits for the Children of God to be revealed…

It is almost like it is saying that creation awaits  the children of God because they do not really know who they are yet or what they will do but they have an idea that it will be glorious when they finally do show up and reveal themselves.  This, not  unlike the Israelites who were waiting for the Messiah.  They did not really know who it would be , they had some indications , but couldn’t wait for Him to be revealed.

This revelation that creation so eagerly awaits, is still in a longing.  The revelation might come in two parts.  The first part with the revelation of the individual person, something that occurs when individual people come to the realization that they are indeed a child of God, and strive to live like one.  Through this revelation they come to various understandings revealed to them where God is present in their lives and working with and around them.

The second part might be the community of believers, the Body of Christ, would realize that working together that the Body becomes one, and the Spirit moving among, around, and through them, will join them together and the world will be set ablaze with the Holy Spirit’s fire.

 

 

 

 

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