I don’t know about you, but I sometimes have mixed feelings about something new. When I go to a highly anticipated movie or crack the cover on a long awaited book, I often feel both anticipation and angst. Will I enjoy this experience? Will it live up to the hype? Will it be worth my time?
That’s kind of how I’m approaching this season of Revelation. There’s no more controversial book than Revelation. N.T. Wright certainly enjoy quite a bit of hype in Christian circles today. So, will it be worth it? Will I enjoy this experience? Can I make this worth my time to write and yours to read?
So when I open the book and see the first meditation is about anticipation, it seems to fit right in. Dr. Wright seems to understand that this is a big topic with a lot of hype and he’s preparing us to meet it not just with anticipation but joy. So today I’m taking my queue from him. Lord, teach me to meet you each day of this season with joy, anticipation and love.