The Women’s Bible Study group met on Thursday, April 8, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. using Zoom via computer or telephone. Rev. Sharyl Dixon led the study of Lesson 7, Creation Laments. This video is an Overview of Lesson 7.
The source of creation’s suffering is humanity and human failings, from the first lament in scripture, following Abel’s murder by his brother Cain, to Isaiah’s description of the earth’s condition just before Noah built the ark, to present-day practices such as the clear-cutting of forests. The whole of creation has been lamenting; and God hears and responds to those laments. One day the “Peaceable Kingdom” (Isaiah 11:6-9) will be restored because – at last – the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord.