Romans 8

Romans 8… day 20…

For the creation waits with eager longing
for the revealing of the sons of God.
Romans 8:19 ESV

All creation… waits with eager longing… for the sons of God to be revealed…
The sons of God… those who live according to the law of the Spirit of life… bring life… as they live for His glory…
Humankind was not the only casualty of sin…
The fatal act in the garden… brought death to all creation… gave birth to disease… brokenness… 
All creation… broke… when mankind… sinned…
And all creation… waits eagerly… longingly… for the sons of God to be fully revealed…
The revealing… will be an unveiling of sorts…
When He returns… everything will be uncovered… for what it really is…
“… Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed,
or hidden that will not be known. …” —Jesus
Luke 12:2 ESV
There are those of us in Christ… who do not fully know… who we are in Him… we allow unbelief to veil who we really are…
Sanctification is part of that process… of learning who we are in Him… but a day is coming… when we will be set free… from all the lies of the enemy… all the wounds and scars that bind…
…the revealing of the sons of God…

We also wait… for those who do not yet know… they are sons of God…
Somewhere in our future… God sees hearts turning to Him…
and He will keep waiting… until the full number has been reached…
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness,
but is patient toward you, not wishing any should perish,
but all should reach repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 ESV
…the revealing of the sons of God…
It’s not just about us… it’s about all things… seen… unseen… earthbound… and… in the heavenlies…
So the next time you see a diseased tree… a barren landscape… a stray animal… or even roadkill… remember… all creation… is waiting… eagerly… for the unveiling… of all God’s sons… and daughters…

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