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Monday, May 12, 2008

Creation Groans for Redemption

32,000 dead in Burma- thousands of corpses scattered across the country uncared for- thousands in peril as aid is denied.

Dozens dead in the Southeast US after 66 tornadoes raze and destroy communities, leaving many homeless.

10,000 dead in China- and rising, as many remain trapped in rubble following a massive earthquake.

Hundreds threatened by an out of control fire in Florida.

Wild, unpredictable weather patterns; gluttonous, non-visionary, wasteful Americans who still aren't conserving energy, saving natural resources nor working to decrease their ecological footprint in spite of overwhelming evidence of the consequences of our exploitation of the earth.

And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' Acts 2

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 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. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as children, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Romans 8:19-24
:: posted by Padre Rob+, 2:28 PM


Padre Rob:
You have an unusual talent for composition. I have enjoyed all of your blogs, but perhaps this current one the most.
Blogger richard daves, at 7:26 AM  
Thank you Richard. I appreciate your visits.

Blogger Padre Rob+, at 6:52 PM  

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