“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”
December 10, 2020
Building Family Traditions
Children are a gift from God and we have to celebrate Him by building family traditions around praising His name. In order to help our small children understand the connection between the gift of Jesus Christ and the presents that they look forward to, we started to read to them the Metropolitan AME Advent Booklet every day leading up to Christmas Day!
Every evening during the Advent season, we sit down and read the daily passage as a family. At the end of the reflection and prayer, the children are able to eat a piece of chocolate from the Advent calendar that we purchased at the grocery store. We are especially grateful for the mercy and grace that God has shown us this year. We hope that this tradition will both please Him and create a positive and long-lasting appreciation for our children of honoring God through prayer during the holiday season and throughout the year.
God loves his children, big and small. Praise his name, one and all.
Brother John and Sister Yuvay Ferguson
Maddie and Olivia Ferguson
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.