Eager Expectation

The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. ~ Romans 8:19

Some of you might be doing some kind of traveling this summer. Perhaps you’re traveling through scenery that’s entirely new to you. Or perhaps you’re traveling through scenery that’s very familiar. Whether you are standing before the vastness of the Grand Canyon, the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, seeing the power of the Atlantic Ocean, the lush green of farmland, or the stars in the night sky—wherever you are, picture God’s creation waiting for something. Because it is.

Through the apostle Paul, the Lord tells us that God’s creation is waiting for our Savior and King to return. His creation is waiting in eager expectation for the Lord Jesus to return and to take his faithful people home.

So, enjoy your travels through God’s creation this summer. Enjoy the scenery. Enjoy its beauty. And as you do, remember that it’s all waiting in eager expectation for Jesus to return. See it in light of the wonderful reality of your Savior from sin.

Lord Jesus Christ, you came to this earth. You died for my sin. You rose from death. You ascended into heaven. And one day you will return to take me home. In my travels this summer, keep this truth vivid in my eyes. Amen.


Published by Living Hope Church

Living Hope is a WELS Lutheran Church located in Omaha, NE.