Answering the Groaning
Sons of the Kingdom become the answer to the groaning of creation which we read about in the book of Romans (8:19,22). In the original language, groaning creation is pictured in such a way that it is expectantly stretching the neck to glimpse that which is beyond itself and beyond its present plight. That which creation is stretching its neck to see, or those who it is stretching its neck to see, are their hope of lifting them out of their plight.
(This is the seventh excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Sons/Daughters of the Kingdom“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)