Day 228 - Poor Creation!
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
I feel sorry for creation, from the cows and chickens forced by man to be cannibals, to the fish having industrial waste dumped on them, to the forests that are destroyed. Putting genetic material from one entity into another leads not to improvement but to distortion. All things created have an awareness of their Creator, for in Him all things are held together. The trees and mountains proclaim Him. Jesus said that even the rocks would shout out His name. God never intended us to mess with His artwork the way we do. To destroy anything mindlessly is a sin against Jesus. No wonder creation longs for the revelation of the sons of God.
There is nothing wrong with need; we are free to eat a cow and eat the calf, but the law stated not to boil the calf in the mother’s milk. As a child I remember killing a small bird, not to eat, but for nothing. It haunted me and still
does. I know my coming to Christ changed the way I view and treat creation. Just as it would not be right to visit one’s earthly father and break everything he has made around the house, it is not right for man callously to break what the Father in heaven has made. The abuse of creation is most obvious in countries without a Christian base. Where abuse of man is tolerated or encouraged, imagine the abuse of creation. I am not a “greenie”; I just love what my Father has made and know it has suffered untold injustices. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.