The 85th day – The whole creation waits for God…
The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.— Romans 8:19
During the time between the first coming of Jesus and his second coming (the last day), Paul teaches that the whole creation is eagerly longing for Jesus’ return, groaning like a woman in labour pains. Phillips translates this, “The whole creation is standing on tiptoe, eagerly awaiting the revelation of the sons of God.” Could you picture it? The world is craning the neck, looking on with a visible sense of anticipation that something is about to happen. It is eagerly awaiting this remarkable event (the sons of God to be revealed), toward which the world is hastening, and has been hastening, since the beginning of time. Amazing!
19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
That day, we will hear Jesus say, “Behold, I make all things NEW!”