resurrection - the waiting

Wednesday, March 24, 2010



sometimes dying is
more beautiful than
living

and sometimes it hurts.

especially because we all die
alone

until we live full in Jesus
until we are raised together with Him
until we see God.

so we die
and we live

in this hope.


For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits 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; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.

Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?


{ Rom. 8:18-24 }

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This post linked at Holy Experience for Walk With Him Wednesday.





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6 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

Kelly,
Your words are beautiful. I have been thinking so much lately about our need to "die" so we may "live" so I appreciate your phrasing "So we die and we live in this hope." I thank God for giving us that Hope. Blessings on your day!

Lyla Lindquist said...

the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Now, we can, like some, use that to minimize suffering. Or you can let suffering be as deep and horrible as it is, and let that reflect on the magnitude of the glory yet to be revealed.

When we do that . . . we have hope.

Thanks for reminding me today.

togetherforgood said...

yes.

melissabrotherton said...

Childbirth...that is once again looming ahead of me. And although there is pain, groaning and struggle it also means new life.

This is beautiful. Thanks, Kelly!

melissabrotherton said...

Childbirth...that is once again looming ahead of me. And although there is pain, groaning and struggle it also means new life.

This is beautiful. Thanks, Kelly!

Anne Lang Bundy said...

The irony is that we don't see Jesus until we die. And that goes for the time we draw breath on earth, too.

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