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Advent 2020: Celebrating Advent while Quarantined: Shut In but not Shut Out by Leila Kendrick


“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. ”

-Romans 12:12


December 5, 2020

Celebrating Advent while Quarantined:

Shut In but not Shut Out

In our daily life, grace and hope abide in us. Morning by morning new mercies we see. During this season of quarantine, I’m learning more each day the importance of being grateful for God’s presence and for the period of rest, which has allowed me to spend more time alone in God’s presence. I am grateful for his protection of my health and the peace of mind of knowing God is in control and has promised to take care of his children. The birth of our Savior reminds us that God is with us, no matter our physical constraints. Because of Christ’s presence, we can celebrate that he came to redeem us.

In the season of Advent, let your daily walk and prayer life with Christ remind you that your faith in Jesus is sufficient to carry you through times like these. In times like these, we have a Savior who knows all about us. Be very sure that your anchor holds and grips the solid rock. While we are forced to quarantine, rest assured “Jesus got this”.



our eyes are fixed on you and we know – you have us in the palm of your hands.


Sister Leila M. Kendrick

SAMS-WMS-Life Member


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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