The earth groans, too

The creation itself groans under the weight of the curse laid upon it.

And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; (Genesis 3:17a)

For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. (Romans 8:22).

And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples." He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out." (Luke 19:39-40)

For the stone will cry out from the wall, and the beam from the woodwork respond. (Habakkuk 2:11)
the stones, &c.—Hitherto the Lord had discouraged all demonstrations in His favor; latterly He had begun an opposite course; on this one occasion He seems to yield His whole soul to the wide and deep acclaim with a mysterious satisfaction, regarding it as so necessary a part of the regal dignity in which as Messiah He for this last time entered the city, that if not offered by the vast multitude, it would have been wrung out of the stones rather than be withheld (Hab 2:11). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
A humble praise to the Lord of all creation, the One who has the very earth in His hands. The King of all Glory- Psalm 24:1-4

The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not lift up his soul to what is false
    and does not swear deceitfully.

In response to Bible reading, prayers, and devotional this week, I offer my own humble praise to the Lord, who will release the earth and all its believing inhabitants from the curse. Our hearts will be refreshed and made free from sin's presence. The earth itself will flourish without tempest or stain. What a day that will be!

May the frothy brine
hurling itself upon the stony shores
and heaving in boundless surge
soon whisper your glorious name
in serene tranquility.

May the trees which quiver and shake
in unending winds
driven relentlessly against them,
soon stand as majestic towers of tranquility,
affirming your creative glory.

May the ground under the feet
of the righteous and wicked,
fields and foundations that reel like a drunkard,
soon quell in serene repose
placid under the nail scarred soles of the returning King.

May the earth disgorge its dead-
some to eternal life and others to unending contempt,
yet all to cry out that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

~ By EPrata

[Inspiring verses: Philippians 2:11, Zechariah 14:4, Isaiah 24:20, Luke 19:40]


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