Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Creation Anticipates Resurrection

Do you ever sense creation’s restlessness? Do you hear groaning in the cold night wind? Despite vestiges of beauty and joy, something on this earth is terribly wrong. But there’s also hope, visible in springtime after a hard winter. As Martin Luther put it, “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.”

The creation hopes for, even anticipates, resurrection. That’s exactly what Scripture tells us: "The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed" (Romans 8:19)

What does it mean that creation waits for God’s children to be revealed? Our Creator, the Master Artist, will put us on display to a wide-eyed universe. Our revelation will be an unveiling, and we will be seen as what we are, as what we were intended to be—God’s image-bearers.

The above encouragement comes from Randy Alcorn writing in the monthly news update from Eternal Perspective Ministries. You can receive this EPM update (and other resources) simply by asking right here.