Anticipation

Hebrews 12:2, "fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Christ looked ahead in anticipation as He endured more pain and suffering than you and I could ever imagine.  As we go through our own pain and suffering, it may not be at the level of the cross, but it is still often a time of deep hurt and loss.  Looking ahead with anticipation...