#NoFilter: Instagram Can’t Fix Creation

#NoFilter: Instagram Can’t Fix Creation

For the creation waits with eager longing 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 will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.

Filters and special blur effects all piled onto a pic of this mornings sunrise to produce a pic that will garner likes and awe of our photography prowess. It’s an addicting social media, that draws you in. And once captured, will have you taking pics of your breakfast and every kitten you see. Its a vain attempt to draw out the most beauty from God’s creation, and gain social popularity. But I love it.

Because a sunrise is a glimpse of God’s character. Specifically, His love for creating beautiful things, and how He graciously gave them to us.

Then I read , and think about how creation is really being restrained because of our sin. “Subjected to futility,” prevented from achieving God’s original designs. Nothing a camera phone filter can remedy. So I realize every sunrise is just a glimpse through a dirty window at God’s creation.

Waits with eager longing

But then I get excited, because one day it will be restored! I get the picture of a water dam, just waiting to push through the barrier. And on that day, when Christ returns to take his fellow heirs home, creation will erupt with beauty to an extent we cannot even imagine. Where a sunrise will send us to our knees, in awe of its creator.

“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us “Set our minds on things above” [] and eagerly wait alongside creation for Christ’s return, when all things will be made new!

19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. (ESV)

19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. (ESV)

17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (ESV)

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (ESV)

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