What if we all grossly underestimated ourselves as humans and we were, in fact, the seed form of something the world has never seen.
"The whole creation": earth, oceans, rivers, plants, animals, old growth forests, climate, ecosystems, outer space, stars, dark matter, gravitational fields, etc...
"...Has been groaning..." expressing pain, heavy under the weight of pollution and misuse, decay, death...
"Creation waits in eager longing for the revealing of the children of God"... the elements, all things that grow and move, atoms and protons know that ones are coming that have been obscured and they will be carriers of God's DNA.
"Creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God" everything around us has been under lock-down, waiting for the time to come when the laws that govern the elements under this corrupted system are released and the "spell" broken. Then all will be at liberty to act as they were originally intended.
Romans 8:18-25 (New Testament).
What if each human had the ability to be transformed alongside the weakness of our own flesh and blood, our imperfect bodies, imperfect emotions, imperfect affections, imperfect relationships, imperfect occupations and downright suffering and injustice.
The kind of humility that Jesus showed when he emptied himself and became a servant, when he was obedient in laying his life down; this is the pattern we must follow to ultimately become his imitators.
What if this earth was a sort of testing ground, elimination and qualifying round for the next.
What if the victory of overcoming in this life produced a reward so outstandingly large that it could hardly be comprehended; that when our interior person is transformed we become ready to take on the body of immortality, power, and light that we were always meant for.
We are then not "just human" at all. We are instead, "just seed form". Just like an acorn is not yet a great oak, so we, as immortal persons, are not yet mature "oak trees" ie human children of God made perfect.
"We, ourselves, who have the... Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as children, the redemption of our bodies"
Romans 8:23 (New Testament)
"For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us and eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (New Testament)