Throughout the years of my life I have learned how much joy comes with anticipating special events. As a child I grew up anticipating birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. As a teenager I anticipated getting a driver’s license and graduation. Obviously, there are events I continue to anticipate as an adult.

It fascinates me to think how often the anticipation of an event is what makes the event so special.

I love the feeling of “I can’t wait.”

A similar idea was expressed by Paul for us as Christians. Several times in his letters to the church, Paul used the terminology “eagerly waiting.” Christians are to eagerly anticipate being with God eternally.

Our spiritual leadership is built on the foundation of helping others anticipate this same event.

Think about the first 5 minutes. Imagine how overwhelming the moment we first see our God and Savior. Consider the sound of His voice. Think about how incredible it will be when we first realize we are there.

I cannot wait! Can you?

Our anticipation is part of what will make the event so special. It is worth sharing with others.

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