Romans 8:22 Meditation


Text (Ro 8:22, NIV):

“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.”

Amplified Rendering:

Much the way a mother, just prior to giving birth, experiences the unimaginable pain of an event desperately desiring to manifest itself, the creatures and formations of the earth are, even now, suffering the anguish of our shared fallenness as we (the whole of creation) await the full consummation of our redemption.

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Consecrated Prayer:

Holy Father…

All life suffers to one degree or another. Though we often feel alone, we share our experiences of isolation with every other creature on earth. All of us, Lord, whether we acknowledge it or not, suffer the pain of our alienation from You, ourselves, and each other. In this present reality, there is no escaping this.

I thank You, Lord, for sending Jesus to suffer with us. He (and You in Him) know what it's like to live subject to the deep brokenness and gut-wrenching heartaches of life on planet earth. I invite You, O God, to be a part of my own troubles, for they are many. And, as always, I thank You for the comfort Your Presence always brings. I know that in You and with You I will become a little more like You in each passing moment. I long for the day, O God, when the suffering will end, when every tear will be dried and every sorrow soothed, and when we will see You as You are and experience fully the redemption Jesus wrought for us at Calvary.

In the Name of Jesus, I declare, thank You, and ask You for all these things…

Amen.

 

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