“For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” – Romans 8:22
All of creation groans within itself, waiting for God to restore it to the perfection. And if all creation groans, we also groan.
Job groaned under the intensity of his suffering – that God permitted.
Lot groaned over the wickedness that surrounded him – that God allowed.
Jeremiah groaned under the burden of God’s judgement – that God gave.
Christ groaned receiving the full weight of human suffering, human wickedness, and God’s judgement – that God laid on Him.
Today our spirit’s groaning is evidence that the world was not created this way. It is proof that we were not created for this world. Our groaning directs us to cry out to Christ. The One Who has taken all of humanity’s groaning upon Himself and left hope in place of the pain.
So when we groan, we weep as those who know joy is coming. We cry out to our Savior in full assurance of His victory over sin, doubt, suffering, and death. We respond to sin in love, knowing sin cannot bring anything but death, but Christ brings life and peace – and we were saved in this hope (Romans 8:24)!
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.