Kate said expectation
Such a great word prompt for December 3rd, 2021.
I try hard not to live with expectations – it is my shield against disappointment. Writing that sounds so cynical, doesn’t it?
Can you imagine?
Living during those 400+ years between the Testaments? 400 years of silence from heaven. God said nothing. God did nothing anyone could see or testify of.
And, yet there were a handful of faithful Jews who lived with great expectancy. I bet the temples were empty except for a fervent few who remembered what the prophets said.
The Coming Messiah
2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting.” Micah 5.2
They waited and waited. Generations came and generations went.
It reminds me
It reminds me of the present time – I am a firm believer that Jesus Christ will return to earth and gather His living followers to join Him in the realms of Heaven. I’m expecting it. I believe it. I know deep within my spirit IT IS TRUE.
And yet that promise of, “I will be back,” is now over two thousand years old.
It is my great expectation. I long to experience it. I await with great anticipation.
Joanne Viola says
May we wait each and every day with expectation – for He is present each and every day. And yes, He will return and may He find us waiting expectantly for Him.
Yes and yes!!!
“it is my shield against disappointment. ” I live with low expectations also, to avoid disappointment! This was a wonderful prompt and I an encouraged by the reminders of your post, we are waiting the coming of the Lord! Thank you for sharing.
Yes, we are. Expectantly!
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
I know that He is coming back,
I know it, and my heart is full,
because the Lord has got my back
and I have been the miracle.
It has not yet been so long
that I received that touch of Heaven
when everything was going wrong,
with fever (dig it!) 107.
For an adult, please understand,
it’s something you just don’t survive,
but there was a healing Hand,
and guess what, Bubba? I’m alive
to stay here at my duty station
and watch for Him in expectation.
And, you will fly away.
Mariel Davenport says
yes! grateful for the expectation of hope that we have as we await our Savior’s return. Merry Christmas, friend.
And, to you!
Lisa Blair says
Yes, I wait with great expectation and anticipation for His wonderful promise to be fulfilled.
I wait with you.
Lisa notes says
“I try hard not to live with expectations – it is my shield against disappointment. Writing that sounds so cynical, doesn’t it?” I totally get what you’re saying. There are certain situations that I really try very hard to have NO expectations about. I’ve been hurt too many times when I’ve gotten my hopes up about them. Yet you’re also right that there are some things we CAN get our hopes up for. I’m thankful we can trust God to be faithful!
Always, all ways, and in everything – He is faithful! Thanks for coming by, Lisa and I wish you and yours a blessed Christmas season. xo
Sandra K. Stein says
With God a day is like a thousand years.
This is so good, Susan, and so encouraging. Thanks for sharing.
Sandra — I hope it was helpful in some way.