Creation looks forward to us, as believers in Jesus Christ, being revealed as the children of God. Why? Because not only will we be liberated from death and decay, but so will the rest of creation. All of God’s creation will be set free. This in itself is worth celebrating, because our present sufferings are nothing in comparison to our future glory.
Help us to be patient and to persevere. It’s difficult to wait, so help us to hold onto our future hope as children of God, including the redemption of our bodies. Let your Holy Spirit continue to intercede for us with words that convey the longing of our hearts. As we wait, may you encourage and strengthen us in the days ahead.