(My thoughts tonight have been inspired by Ray's message on suffering.)
All of creation groans awaiting the return of Jesus (Romans 8:22). Romans 8:23 tells us that we ourselves groan awaiting the day when we are fully adopted into God's family and, God himself groans as he awaits the divine time to set things right. This type of groaning results from suffering, at its worse; when all that is left is a deep, gut-wrenching sigh called a groan.
Adam and Eve's sin ushered in the worse type of suffering, separation from our Creator. Suffering set our heavenly Father into motion, divinely orchestrating a way back to Him, a way through the muck and mire, called sin. Our life-line out of the muck and mire is found in the Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are harmoniously working to bring all of creation together, till that right moment in time, when the Father victoriously declares,
"It is finished. No more suffering, no more sorrow, and no more tears. It's time! Let us make all things new and restore all of creation to its right and proper state, for eternity."
Groaning ceases. God's original masterpiece will be on display and the angels in heaven will join Him in rejoicing over His work; we His people.
So, when suffering comes, let us not focus on the pain and loss, but focus on the Father, the Son, and the Spirit who is at work in us, through us, and around us; our strength and our hope.
A universal song is being composed;
The masterpiece of God’s love and pain.
Notes, building chords, stringing together,
A canon portrays Divine reign.
Creation’s accompaniments wait to be heard,
His melodic line recreates.
A concerto before all of heaven’s angels;
The theatre, in its splendor, displayed.
Gloriously, lives rings out,
Methodically, loud and clear,
Each follows the chorus,
“My beloved, I am here.”
“You see, I’m the Maestro, I’ve written the Libretto;
I know the beginning and the end.
With my orchestration and care,
Monophonically, lives, I blend.”  Consistent, note for note imitation of one melodic line by another, the second line starts after the first.  A part in a musical composition designed to serve as background and support for more important parts.  A composition for an orchestra and one or more solo instruments, typically in three movements  Arranged or proceeding in regular, systematic order.  An eminent composer, teacher, or conductor of music  The text, words, of a dramatic musical work such as an opera.  Monophony - a style of composition with one melodic line without accompaniment.
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