expectation |ɛkspɛkˈteɪʃ(ə)n|: a strong belief that something will happen or be the case: reality had not lived up to expectations | [ mass noun ] : I sat down in expectation of a feast of nostalgia.• a belief that someone will or should achieve something: students had high expectations for their future.• (expectations) archaic one’s prospects of inheritance.
Waiting for something to happen or someone to come! That is what I read on the face of this beautiful little (grand)child! Her name is Selah and she lives a life full of expecting, always eager to meet, to smile, to huge when someone enters the door or to get her coat when someone (her grandfather) leaves!
I was thinking of the verse: Romans 8:19-21
For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it—in the hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
The verse above says CREATION as it is build in Gods creation to expect, to eagerly wait for the fulfilment of its destiny! That is what I see in the still so pure and simple heart of this child and that is what I ask daily to be of childlike innocence! You can see this look all over when you take the time to observe, to receive the innocence of those children. In the same time you can recognise the pain and rejection when the expectation is not noticed or met!
anticipation |antɪsɪˈpeɪʃ(ə)n| noun [ mass noun ] the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction: her eyes sparkled with anticipation | they manned the telephones in anticipation ofa flood of calls.• Music the introduction in a composition of part of a chord which is about to follow in full.
For today I pray:
Father, remove every concept, every mindset, every thought that keeps me from exception without imagining (creating a carved image) so I will always be surprised by the things You will do today! Help me to see, recognise and meet the expectation of the ‘children’ and be Your Presence of confirmation to the identity of the innocence!