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Advent 2020: Bless the Waiting Room by Jacqueline Coleman


“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

-Matthew 2:1-2


December 16, 2020

Bless the Waiting Room

The week of October 25, 2020, I served as host, supported by Reverend Jon Petty, for five days of reflections offered during Metropolitan’s Morning Meditations. As we prepared the various zoom controls, we had to also watch for attendees in the waiting room to engage the 15-minute inspirational messages on faithfulness, hope, love and spiritual comfort. For a moment on the second day, I could envision the Magi who watched and waited for the sign of the birth of Christ, the Newborn King.

Thank God that each day we are offered the opportunity to commune in God’s Holy Presence. The sentiment that God loves us so much that he suspends the waiting room, and allows us direct entry into the created kingdom of Grace & Mercy, gives us joy. During the Advent season particularly, we celebrate the blessed assurance that Jesus was born for our deliverance. What a divine gift that God bypassed waiting to save us.


Thank you, Father and Mother God,

for your tender mercies which are renewed each day.

We behold your majesty and splendor as all your children are granted entry to righteousness. Bless always your Holy and matchless name.


Sister Jacqueline Coleman

Morning Meditations Team

2nd Board of Stewards

LAP Missionary Unit


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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