“That’s why we have this Scripture text: No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, never so much as imagined anything quite like it— what God has arranged for those who love him.” 1 Cor. 2:9

Have you ever had a surprise for someone – a child, a relative, or a good friend – and been just bursting at the seams to reveal it to them? The anticipation you feel is juxtaposed with their obliviousness to what is coming. It can make you feel like you’re getting more out of it than you’re giving, because of the joy of wondering what their reaction will be.

The recipient just has no idea what a blessing is about to be theirs!

That must be what God feels when He thinks about what He has prepared for us. Yes, we know something is coming, in the form of Heaven. But, we have no idea what it’s going to be like. No matter how someone could try to describe it, we could never fathom the blessings that await us!

Today, let that sense of anticipation well up inside you as you savor God’s love and preparation for you. As you face life’s difficulties, remember that there is a divine surprise waiting if you and let it strengthen you to go on another day!