Romans 8: 18-19
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God
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When the Apostle Paul wrote these lines he was under house arrest which would have been more comfortable than other types of prisons. His Roman citizenship gave him a few perks, but would not save his life from the Roman government. Paul was called to be a missionary. Here he was trapped unable to travel and dealing with the infirmities which come with age. Still he used what he could - his voice, the pen and the scroll - to speak of what he knew to be true. In a few short words, he is an example of servanthood and graciousness in suffering. At the same time, Paul is provocateur who looks at the one reading these words - yes, you and me - and says, in essence, "it's your turn now....get out there."
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Holy God, this day, may someone see Jesus in me. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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