Romans 8:18-25

Posted by Pastor Lance Lewis on

Rom. 8:18-25
Good morning and praise the Lord dearly loved ones in Christ. We're continuing our Advent theme of celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ from selected passages of Scripture that speak of His ministry to us even though they don't necessarily focus on His birth. 
So then, why do we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ? We do so because in Christ we have the confident expectation of a new glorious body, a new heaven and earth and an entirely new creation in which we'll live, worship and flourish forever under the gracious care of the living God. We celebrate the virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death and glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ because He has given us such an amazing anticipation. And it's so magnificent, so fantastic and so glorious that all of the sufferings we endure in this life cannot even compare to it. 
To put it another way, all of the sufferings endured by all of God's people throughout all the ages as grievous as they are won't even be worth comparing to the overwhelming glory that will flood our existence when God reveals His full glory to and within us. Our hope (that is our confident expectation of a better future) is so beyond our conception, imagination and fantasies that we won't even bother trying to compare our sufferings to it! That's why we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.