As I write this, my family is filled with anticipation. Since mid-March, we have anticipated the fulfillment of the promise of new life. Andrew and Joy promised that we would be grandparents for the second time. Our anticipation heightened as time passed, as we learned the child’s gender, and especially as we learned the child’s name. Now, as Joy’s due date has come and gone, anticipation is at fever pitch. The telephone doesn’t ring that we don’t wonder “Is this THE call?”
Granade, S. Ray, "Advent Devotional "The Gracious Promise Fulfilled"" (2005). Creative Works. 39.