Look around you. What do you see? Do you see the hustle and bustle of the seasons coming and going? Do you see the pain and suffering of people living without God? Do you see hardships? Or do you see a world that God created and its beauty? Look up and you will see a different sky every single day. Some days the clouds stretch across the sky like cotton balls. Other days there is not a cloud to be found, just a sea of blue. The sunrise is new every morning and the sunset is never the same as it closes out the day. The night sky shows the handiwork of our God. The cry of a newborn baby shows the DNA at work. He created all of this in unison, in one accord, crying out to God their king.
Yet we still see death and decay. Just as Romans 8:20 and 21 say, the world is still subject to God’s curse. And so it groans along with the rest of us for the day when our salvation will be fulfilled. One day Christ will return and restore what was broken. What a great hope we have in His creation as this evidence of the great love of God. We know that as beautiful as His creation is now, it is nothing like what is to come. The Bible says there will be a new heaven and a new earth. However, this will be for believers to live in perfect harmony with His creation. Imagine the beauty and splendor! All of creation will praise His name forever!
What a great hope we have as believers. We have so much to look forward to. We should be living every day like we are longing for His new kingdom. It should give us a sense of urgency for those we love to know Him and a sense of peace knowing that He is in control.