“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (?)”: Anticipation
Anticipation builds toward year-end as our culture tells us everything really can be wonderful this season in the here and now. Anticipation often collapses into disappointment as we anticipate the wrong things, desiring wondrous perfection only in this life. Instead, just like Joseph, we are called to anticipate something much greater—the Son of God who came and is coming again in power and glory.