Friday, April 9, 2010

Vacation, The Joy of Anticipation -- 28 Days to Go

Every Friday until our vacation,
we will post items
concerning our

28 Days to Go.

I just bought the last ticket.

Everything is either reserved or purchased. I only have to receive the Boston Pops tickets in the mail and I will have everything all lined up and ready to go. Only the packing remains.

I am looking forward to our plans, our tours and excursions and even the long journey there and back. I am truly excited about our trip.

When we first decided to add a New York City leg to our Boston trip, we weren't going to tell the girls until we were on the road. We even thought of buying a copy of "New York, New York" to pop in the CD player to see if they would catch on. Then Glen said it would be better if they could have the weeks to anticipate the fun of visiting New York before we left. So we told them several weeks ago and we have all had a part in planning what we would like to see and do while there.


Webster defines this as a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action or as the act of looking forward. All four of us have great anticipation and expectation for our trip.

How much greater though should be our anticipation of another "trip", another future time in our lives. We anticipate that time when "the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel. . .In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. . .for the trumpet shall sound. . . and the dead in Christ shall rise first. . .and the dead shall be raised incorruptible. . . For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.. . , and we shall be changed. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words".

(I Thessalonians 4:17,18; I Corinthians 15:52,53)

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