I Chron. 16:33
Then the trees of the forest will sing,
they will sing for joy before the LORD,
for he comes to judge the earth.
If you live in Grayson, KY, or if you have ever visited Kentucky Christian University, you have probably seen this tree on the right side of the entrance to the college campus.
I see this tree almost every day.
And every time I do, I have the same thought.
I always think of the tree as “bowing in adoration of its Creator.”
Today, I decided to stop and pull out my camera. I just love this tree, because I feel like it is somehow already eagerly anticipating the return of the Lord and just can’t hide its feelings of reverence and adoration!
Read these verses from Romans 8:
18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
I love this passage so much!
When I look around my yard at my flowers, my bushes, my trees, even my grass…I see plants that are in bondage.
Struggling to compete against the weeds that so quickly overtake their space, trying to survive on a planet where water is not always easily accessible, hoping to catch a few rays of sunshine in order to continue to grow..
CREATION IS EAGERLY AWAITING THE GLORIOUS FREEDOM WE ALL LONG FOR!
I want to live like this tree!
Eagerly anticipating God’s return to the point that I cannot stop from bowing in adoration of His Splendor and His Majesty!
Hoping for what I do not have but trying to wait patiently,