The World Is Broken — For Now

“This world is broken” is what I found myself saying to my children yesterday as the news came out of Boston.  It is hard to understand why someone would willingly hurt people.  Most people can’t wrap their mind around such evil. There were two different thoughts that came to my mind as I tried to make sense of it.

For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now – Romans 8:22

There is a groaning taking place in all of creation a longing to be redeemed.  When sin has its way, people die.  We see this in physical ways and in spiritual ways.  The good news is that Jesus Christ has set things right with God for all who would believe.  This sinful heart needs more than a willingness to try harder; it needs to be transformed.

I also thought of the conclusion of this all.  What a glorious day it will be when we are with our Savior forever in a place where these things will never happen again.

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,  and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”  Revelation 21:2-4

Today we grieve.  There will be a day when that will not happen because God will make all things new.    The world is broken, but we have a Savior who cares for us and longs to see us saved from the all the brokenness of this world.

 

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