No doubt you’ve done your share of sighing. If you have teenagers, you’ve sighed. If you’ve had your motives questioned or your best acts of love rejected, you’ve been forced to take a deep breath and let escape a painful sigh!
I realize there’s a sigh of relief, a sigh of expectancy, even a sigh of joy. The apostle Paul spoke of this sighing. He said that Christians will sigh as long as we’re on earth and long for heaven. All these sighs come from the same anxiety; a recognition of pain never intended, or of hope deferred. Man was not created to be separated from his creator; hence he sighs, longing for home.
And God sighs, he groans for his people. He groans for the day when all sighs will cease, when what was intended to be—will be!
From God Came Near