‘We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up until the present time.’ Romans 8:22
If you’ve watched the news lately, you’ve seen how natural disasters have seemed to increase steadily in the past few years. It seems as if the earth has gone topsy-turvy on itself. Earthquakes, tsunami’s, tornadoes, fires--if you can name it, we’ve seen it. Some of my co-workers have been talking about these things and wondering what is going on. I’ve heard one of them express worry and fear over the thought that one of these things is going to happen in our little corner of the world.
As believers, we know that man wasn’t the only thing that was corrupted in the garden of Eden, creation was also. It was meant to be perfect, created for His glory, and for the perfect man to watch over. But when sin entered the world, His perfect creation was subject to the curse as well. His children realize this fact and we can rest in the knowledge that creation is just groaning for its restoration, as we are. When I hear others discussing these events and all that is taking place, I can jump at the chance to share the hope of glory. I can exhibit a peaceful countenance that makes others ask how I can be so calm in face of all the disaster and uncertainty. Don’t join in the speculation and fearful commentary of others, but be armed with the truth and be ready at all times to share the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.