After what seemed like a lifetime of waiting, yesterday, it happened: Summit Entertainment released the much-anticipated trailer to the third movie in the Twilight franchise, Eclipse. Man, was it great! While it was only one minute and thirty-three seconds in length, it was enough of a taste to last another three months until the movie premiers. Everyone was talking about it. Entertainment shows, facebook, friends and it was all over the internet. Just the idea of what’s to come is making us anticipate it even more.
When I truly think about it, it is somewhat nutty. No one has seen this film. No one has reviewed this film. In fact, aside from this new preview, no one has even mentioned this movie whatsoever. I have to wonder: Why the anticipation over something that we really know very little about? Is it the mystery? Is it the possibility that it could be even better than we imagine? Is it just the need inside of us to experience it?
“There will be no more night. They will not need the light of the lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” – NIV
Is our anticipation for Heaven much the same as our anticipation for anything unseen? The book of Revelation provides us with mere glimpses of the after life. Pictures of Christ and His holy light. Glimpses of the angelic multitude and the New Jerusalem. These small pictures of eternity beg the question: Could there possibly be more?
1 Corinthians 2 tells us that no eye has seen and no ear has heard the wonders that God has prepared for us. The book of Revelation is simply a preview, or taste, of that amazement. Oh, how our human nature anticipates it. How much we need to experience it.
For this expectancy and no other, we should live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today and is coming back tomorrow.