Terry read to me a portion from Mark Buchanan’s book, The Rest of God. Here is a good quote.
“Anticipation completes the journey that begins with memory and sojourns in reflection. Anticipation is that journey’s destination. Apart from this—apart from any nurtured expectancy about things unseen, a growing certainty about things hope for—some truths about both God and self will remain obscure. Who God really is and who you really are: this is understood, not just in light of the past and the present, but in light of the future too. Who will you be? This is as crucial to your full identity as who you have been or have become. The future shapes you as much as the past of the present, maybe more. Destiny, every bit as much as history, determines identity.” p 208-209