Anticipation

I am on vacation this week and it has been glorious, refreshing and full of adventure so far…much like I had anticipated.

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I spent last week reveling in that feeling of anticipation.  For me, that is as much
part of the vacation as the actual event.  The last minute planning, the excitement of travel, looking forward to time with my family, leaving the day-to-day hustle and bustle of regular life and adventure. I love the anticipation of a vacation.

But this past week it got me to thinking about another anticipation…that of eternal life.  Our passing from this life into the next will be the trip of a lifetime!

But how do I prepare for such a trip?  Fortunately, all the details are worked out already…

In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going. John 14:2-4

So…do I twiddle my thumbs until that time arrives?   Of course not…there is much work to be done:

And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Luke 10:2

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

During our time in this world, before our trip of a lifetime, we must go out into world and share the gospel…beginning in our homes, our communities and then beyond!

Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (www.slaythechaos.com), where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.
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