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Advent 2020: An Advent Devotional by Donna Bruce


We’re depending on God; he’s everything we need.

What’s more, our hearts brim with joy since we’ve taken for our own his holy name.

Love us, God, with all you’ve got—that’s what we’re depending on..”


-Psalms 33:20-22


December 15, 2020


An Advent Devotional

We’re depending on God; He’s everything we need. What’s more, our hearts brim with joy since we’ve taken for our own his holy name. Love us, God, with all you’ve got -that's what we’re depending on. We are living in unprecedented times. Everywhere we turn, we’re faced with more horrifying news. This mention alone is enough to bring much of it to the forefront of your mind. That is not my intent. Instead, I'd like to draw your attention to a few of the positives of the year that you may also share.

  • I’m learning. I’m reading hard copy books, eBooks, and audio. I’ve begun to keep a list. And yes, I’m streaming, but I try to mix it up with a variety.

  • I’m cooking. My kitchen has become the center of our ‘bubble’ as I prepare and teach my loved ones, from age 2 to much older, all the secrets I garnered from my ancestors...well some of them.

  • I’m gardening. As a family, we spent the summer planting at home and exploring the Community Garden.

All things considered; I am ‘still’ and I appreciate it. In cautious isolation, all of our schedules have changed and our interactions have been limited. And it's not so bad. My virtual world in many ways has allowed me to gain focus.


Prayer

God,

the fear of disease and injustice disturbs us but may our hearts fill with joy particularly in this Season of Advent.

As the Psalm asks “Love us, God - that’s what we’re depending on.”

Amen


Sister Donna Bruce

Advent 2020

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.


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