After months of drought ….. yesterday Auckland had one months worth of rain in 10 hours. Just another sign of how our world has become out of balance. The Bible tells us that the whole of creation is groaning like a woman in childbirth. The pain she experiences is not permanent. It has a purpose ….. to bring forth a brand new life! The pain the world is going through right now is also temporary. The wars ….. pandemics ….. criminal activity ….. injustice etc ….. are producing something wonderful. Our salvation! So don’t lose hope! Hold on ….. because what is coming is worth waiting for!
“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Romans 8:22-25