Is the Earth in Pain?

3-23-12

Today I seen on facebook a link to a video that was supposed to be unusual sounds coming from the earth that sounds like a groan. These “groans” are supposed to have been heard in many places, sometimes just before an earthquake. I will not vouch for the veracity of any of these things. Whether these are actual video sounds of the earth groaning I do not know. However, I couldn’t help but┬áthink about Romans 8:22 that says, “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” The type of groaning that is mentioned here is a groaning that one would make when they are in pain. Is our earth in pain? No doubt our earth has seen much pain. It has received into it’s ground the blood of many lives. It has had violence on every part of it. There have been wars on the ground, in the sea and in the sky. Death and destruction have been common place since the fall of man in the garden of Eden. Is the earth waiting for the day when there will be no more violence? As a child of God, we have a pain that makes us groan don’t we? The next verse in Romans reads: “And not only they, but ourselves also, which, have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” The pain we have is this old sinful, fleshly nature that opposes God. The Spirit of God within us groans for the day when Jesus will deliver us from that old nature. We are in pain Lord Jesus! Your Spirit within us groans for your return! Even so come Lord Jesus. Set us free from this bondage of corruption!