Monday, April 15, 2013

More evidence of a creation longing for its Creator


This world is broken.  Fear is rampant. Evil, more so.  Today's events in Boston confirm the worst we already know about the evil that lurks in the hearts of men.  Legislation will not fix it.  Government cannot repair what is broken nor restore what is lost.

Our only hope is the Redeemer, Jesus Christ.  This broken world cries out for you, Lord Jesus!  Come quickly, we pray, and restore your broken creation! Bring justice and freedom from pain, sorrow, and suffering.  

We hope in you.
We wait for you.
We long for you.

Please heal the hurting in Boston and beyond.  Please strengthen those in the healing and helping professions for this monumental task. Bring justice swiftly so that there may be peace.  Stir up your Church in that city to compassionate, redemptive action.  Change the hearts of men so that they may believe you and be redeemed.  You and you alone are our hope. 

In Jesus' name we offer this prayer.  Amen.


Romans 8:18-25 (ESV)
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 

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