“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
December 1, 2020
Advent, The Time for Involvement
Advent is our time to become more involved, more caught up in the meaning and the possibilities of life as a Christian community. Thus, we are preparing not only for Christmas but also for Christ's second coming.
Advent gives us a vision of our life as Christians. The vision of life that Advent gives us is twofold; it looks back to the first coming of Christ at Bethlehem, and it looks to the future when Christ will come again. In the interval between these two events, we find meaning in our life as a Christian.
First, we celebrate “Christ-become-human.” We view His life and experience, His presence as a human being in our history. Christ came to show us what life can and should be. He gave us true and valid principles by which we can live true and valid lives. But Jesus knew that the human heart could not live in isolation. He formed the church around the concept of a people held together by love. In community we discover unlimited possibilities and meaning.
Lord, we thank you for the season of Advent and the opportunity to be more involved in the life of our church and community.
Steward Elias "Pete" Prioleau, III
Senior Steward Board
Mighty Men of Metropolitan
Join us in a time of reflection, anticipation, and contemplation during the season of Advent 2020.
Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you to hear the words of those reflecting, anticipating, and contemplating with you in community as we thank God for what God has done, notice what God is actively doing and anticipate what God will do next.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline. Chart and journal for yourself what God has done, what God is doing, and what God is illuminating for you in this season.