Anticipation definition

This is the season of anticipation.  We look forward with hearts wide open to what’s coming.  Like the little child who can’t wait to open his presents – or the grandma longing to be with her family again – or the young woman waiting for that important question to be proposed.  It’s a time of excitement, enthusiasm and even a time of depression for many.

Many think that statistics would show an uptick in suicide at this time of year, especially if people are isolated from others, but actually December is often NOT the time for this.  The uptick usually occurs after the holidays, when things have quieted down and a feeling of loneliness sets in.  The joy of the actual Christmas season can even act as a catalyst for those who easily experience depression.

Carly Simon wrote a song about this a while back.  One of the verses sums up the feelings that could occur right after the anticipation of this special time of the year.

And tomorrow we might not be together
I’m no prophet and I don’t know nature’s ways
So I’ll try and see into your eyes right now
And stay right here ’cause these are the good old days

When we look ahead with anticipation we do so with great excitement.  When what we’ve waited for is here, we often take it for granted and it loses some of its luster.  We need to nurture our anticipation and enjoy it throughout our days.

Let’s never lose our anticipation for the coming of the promised Messiah. Sure it’s true, He’s already come and saved the world from the slavery of sin and guilt, but He’s coming back and when He does, He’s bringing a new heaven and a new earth.  That’s something worth waiting for!



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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8 Responses to ANTICIPATION

  1. Wally Fry says:

    I thought of that song as soon as I saw the title of the post! But to your actual point yes we should never lose our eager anticipation of His coming amen!

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  2. Linda Lee says:

    Lovely post.

    Now I have Carly Simon singing “AN…TI…CI..PA..TION… is making me wait…… is keeping me wai….ai….ai….aiting” in my head.

    Good Old Days. 😀


    • atimetoshare says:

      Thanks, Linda. I’m sure you understand what I’m talking about. As far as the Carly Simon song goes, Ive been humming it all morning too

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      • Linda Lee says:

        Yes, I really do understand what you are talking about in this post. Last Sunday in church I felt such a wonderful, gentle, peaceful, loving Presence throughout the service. I have been thinking ever since: How glorious it will be to bask in that precious Presence in heaven for all eternity!

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      • Linda Lee says:

        Oops, sorry! I felt led to change the name of my blog and now you must moderate.

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  3. Julie Harris says:

    I, too, was singing that song as soon as I saw your title! Loved your encouraging words today!

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