Monday, 11 November 2013

Pax Dei--Living in Peace 3

Peace with/for Nature
 

Typhoon Haiyan Devastates the Philippines 
Philippines in 'national calamity.' The Philippine President Benigno Aquino declares a state of national calamity following Friday's devastating typhoon which has killed thousands of people.” BBC headlines online, 11 November 2013. Read and watch the BBC report:

Pax Dei
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. Romans 8: 18-23, NLT  

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