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Longing For Redemption

“The whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves … groan within ourselves waiting eagerly for … the redemption of our body.” Romans 8:22-23 NASB


The whole world groaned and suffered because of human sin;

Its misery affecting the whole domain of men.

The Son of God took pity on all our pain and grief,

And laid aside His glory to come to our relief.

But we were in such darkness on this sin-sickened globe,

We spit on our Redeemer and stripped Him of His robe.

The sun dared not expose Him to His tormentors’ sight

While He expired for sinners as noontime turned to night.

The darkened world shuddered, as well indeed it should,

To witness its Creator nailed to a cross of wood.

It seemed that God the Father heaved up a mighty sob

That shook the whole creation from bleak Golgotha’s knob.

But earth could not detain Him; the grave gave up its dead;

The resurrected Jesus became creation’s head.

The Father raised the Savior because sin’s debt was paid,

An opened tomb displaying the place where He was laid.

Creation still is groaning from Adam’s moral stain;

And longing for redemption from suffering and pain.

O hasten, then, Lord Jesus, and consummate the grace

That conquered sin and Satan in Calvary’s awful place!

By Bud Morris

With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA. Website: www.gtpress.org

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