‘(…) Creation groans in anticipation of our future heavenly perfection (Romans 8:18-25).
And yet, I’m not so sure that our earthly lives are all that bad….
In fact, I think our humanity is beautiful.
God created the earth and our earthly bodies. This action reveals several principles:
- God’s creation is good. Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” Although at times we may question our value, our Creator does not make mistakes.
- God’s creation reveals who He is. An artist’s artwork tells you about the artist himself. If he paints dogs and cats, then he is probably an animal lover. If he writes love songs, then he has probably had those same feelings himself. Similarly, man was created in God’s image (Genesis1:27) and reveals His characteristics. Like Him, we love, reason, desire and forgive. The beauty of God is not only seen in mankind but in the rest of God’s creation does as well: Psalms 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.”
- God’s creation reveals who He is not. Sometimes we define by using antonyms. For example, if I was describing what tallness is, I might define it as the opposite of being short like me. Likewise, we understand God’s transcendence through our limitations. When we feel weak and out of control, that is when God chooses to work (1 Corinthians 1:26-31). When we cannot save ourselves, we must look for a Savior (Isaiah 59:15b-16).
source: Tabitha Driver (ultimatemetaphor).