Sighs and Groans (Romans 8:22-26)


Romans 8:22-26 (NRSV):
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.


What is emerging or being birthed in me?

In what ways is this emergence or birth painful? In what ways is it exciting?

How can others best support me in this experience of emergence or birth?