For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.
Life isn’t anything like it is portrayed in movies, television and the Internet. The way we hear things on the news it would sound like we need to get rid of mankind in order to help nature. God says that nature has exactly the opposite problem.
Creation is waiting, eagerly, for Christians to be revealed for who they are. Creation needs mankind in order to be delivered from “the bondage of decay and into the glory of the
children of God.” It is important for us to realize that it was mankind that caused creation to suffer in the first place. Had we not sinned, creation would not have had to be subjected to a bondage of decay. Our actions affected all of creation. We are the reason for death in this world. God even had to put the fear of mankind into the animals and deliver them over as food for us after the flood of Noah’s day (see Genesis 9:1-7).
Science: We know from the second law of thermodynamics that the universe is subject to decay. This is not to say that this law was placed there by man’s sin, but we do know that man is now bound to it because of his sin. In other words, it is very likely that God took His system of reversing the effects of decay away from us. Science is well aware that if the universe keeps going the way it is going, it will lose all of its useful energy. We also see special miracles recorded in the Bible in which these effects were reversed, such as when the Children of Israel spent 40 years in the desert without their shoes wearing out.