Hope is Faith Anticipated

Hope Faith LoveA moment is worth a thousand pictures and a million words. A moment in time is moments that we live for. Whether it’s a birth, marriage, a new job, death, or some other event in our time, we live for these moments. We anticpate that moments.

Anticipation is key. Children usually begin getting excited around Christmas. Children begin dreaming and anticipating the gifts they will get on that morning when they wake up. If most children are like mine, they begin thinking about the next Christmas about six month after the Christmas they just celebrated. Anticipation.

Without anticipation, we can’t and don’t have anything to look forward to. It’s like hope. Without hope, we have nothing to look forward to. Without something to look forward to, we don’t have hope. Hope is like that. It is anticipation with faith. Without faith, there wouldn’t be need for hope.

Hope and faith are intertwined as I have indicated through out my posts. Faith is the foundation of which hope is built. It is the knowing part that makes hope worth while.

Our dreams build our hope or is it our hope builds our dreams. Does it matter? Not really. It only matters that we have hope. With true hope, there is faith. Faith breeds love. Love is the foundation that binds us. Without a foundation of faith and love, we can’t have hope.

Hope is beyond the journey that we’ll on. We can’t see the destination until we arrive there but we can see whether the route that we’re on will take us to our destination. That is hope. It is the knowing that something will happen simply because we have the faith to believe.
The greatest commandment is “Love your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”. The second greatest commandment is to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Love is hope with faith anticipated.