Friday, September 8, 2017

Waiting

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord.
For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. 

—Psalm 96:11-13a

Once, "the morning stars sang in harmony" (Job 38:7). Now creation sings off-key.

We wait for the day when nature will be put back in tune (Romans 8:19-21). Then, when grace has perfected nature, we will join with all creation in a rousing, rip-roaring chorus of praise. We will sing in sync with the heavens and the earth, the seas, the fields and the forests, and we shall "clap our hands" with the trees (Isaiah 66:12), for we will have been set free from all that frets us to enjoy the freedom for which we were made. 

“Truly my soul waits in quietness for God…” David wrote (Psalm 62:1). May I too wait with calm resolve and submissive spirit for that day on which God will make everything that's gone wrong with the world irrevocably right.

David Roper

9.8.17

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