“This is what the Lord says: “The whole land will be ruined, but I will not destroy it completely. The earth will mourn and the heavens will be draped in black because of my decree against my people. I have made up my mind and will not change it.” Jeremiah 4:27-28
I can sit in my office and look at the beautiful colors of the trees down the driveway. This time of year the mountain in that I can see from my front yard is beautiful. I love on the lake early in the morning when the fog is coming off the lake. God has made us a beautiful world to live in. How beautiful would our world look like if sin had not entered the world? In some way, creation itself suffers with the judgment that comes upon God’s people. We know that creation groans until the completion of God’s plan. “Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” (Romans 8:20-22) The day is coming when we will all be filled with joy. “You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the Lord’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.” (Isaiah 55:12-13) I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to that day. To God be the glory!