A Daily Dose of Good News
Monday, June 1, 2020
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Good morning everybody! It’s time for our Daily Dose of Good News. It’s June 1 and I’m reading from Romans 8:18-24 today.
18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20 for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?
Here ends the reading.
We are groaning inwardly and outwardly right now. With the racial injustice we see on the news, with the social unrest we see downtown, you might avoid the noise and the news completely right now. It might be really hard to look at. Because we are groaning inwardly and it does impact all of us, as this text relates. But, the creation itself is yearning to be free of its bondage and today we’re going to continue that. We’re doing multiple vigils today at Holy Trinity- I’m getting ready to leave my house, right now for that. We have seven of those today. Time to come and be in front of God and be with each other, and pray, cry, mourn, and wait in hope for the glory of God that is promised to us that is way bigger than what we have in front of us. So, I invite you to join us in that. I invite you to join us on the zoom call tonight at 8:30 if you’d like to do that. But let’s both come together as community in the midst of the pain and let’s also remember that our God is way bigger. That’s an awesome thing and that is really good news. So, hugs to all of you, love, peace, and joy in the midst of tough times. Know that you are loved and that God’s glory is bigger. Have a great day everybody. Bye-bye.