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23Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.24For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?25But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

The sons of God, in our world, groan in the power of the Spirit of the Lord in their subconscious, asking that their adoption be completed in them. We have been redeemed by faith, but we shall be redeemed completely. Today, we bear partial perfection in our souls, but complete perfection is awaited.
Certain hope and thankfulness in advance for the glory to come is an essential manifestation of the spiritual life in us. We do not long for gold or lust, but we want to see God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Do you long to see your Father? Do you expect the fellowship of Christ, your Redeemer? Remember that your mortal body will burn in the presence of the glory of God, and you will become an everlasting light in his. This is the longing of the saints, for their hidden life in God will appear shortly. It will not only fill the heart, but their tortured, sick, mortal bodies will also be changed and glorified. We all need plenty of patience in the waiting room here on earth, for technology and sciences seek to break our hope through establishing a transient paradise in our world. However, the Holy Spirit is the guarantee of the forthcoming glory.