Do we feel more . . .

Romans 8: 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Romans 8: 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Do we feel more deeply when it is our own citizens falling from towers, burning away in scorching flames?

Are their lives more valuable because they use day care, wear suits, and sip lattes at the local coffee shop?

What about those in bare feet on desert sands, caught in a swirl of civil unrest, or those steaming in the heat under colorless burqas, waiting for sons to come home, waiting for the sudden and shaking violence to end?  Are our lives worth more than those?

For all the losses, tears.  For all the pain, pleading?  For all the fractured souls of earth, groaning.  For all the war-torn and bleeding souls . . .

God, have mercy.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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9 Responses to Do we feel more . . .

  1. nutsfortreasure says:

    Beautiful Lilly I feel the exact same way.

  2. reinkat says:

    You’ve said it beautifully. May I reblog?

  3. reinkat says:

    Reblogged this on reinkat and commented:
    from Matthew, Chapter 5: “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46“For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47“If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48“Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. “

  4. ly says:

    Thank you for the comparison.

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