Devotion for Thursday after Lent 5

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 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. 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. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
~ Romans 8:18-25

We know our sufferings are nothing compared to the suffering Jesus went through on our behalf, but Paul tells us that our sufferings are nothing compared to the glory that awaits us. Whatever hardships we face in this earthly life will fade away when we see God in all His glory. His glory is beyond our human comprehension—certainly beyond our human expectation.

Thank You, Lord, for the glory that will be revealed to us in the great day of Jesus’ return. Maranatha, Lord Jesus! Come quickly!

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