In Romans 8:22 Paul famously describes our broken creation as groaning:
“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.”
Have you ever wondered what the groaning of creation sounds like? Now you need wonder no more. In his TED Talk “The voice of the natural world” Bernie Krause explores the various sounds of nature (aka creation). And he ends with what he calls the saddest sound in nature. Here’s the clip:
When I heard the melancholy wail of that beaver I realized I had been given just the barest hint of the groaning of creation. Creation is broken, creation suffers, and creation needs redemption no less than the human agents within it.