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Advent 2020: Count Your Blessings & Give God Praise by Barbara Booker Wood


But Jesus said,” Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for such is the kingdom of heaven.”

-Matthew 19:14


December 18, 2020

Count Your Blessings & Give God Praise

Reflecting upon life during the pandemic brings not sadness, instead, joy for blessings. Recently, I spoke about my firstborn granddaughter as a child during a virtual Women’s Conference at our church. She was honored as the “Young Woman of the Year” by the Women’s Ministry.

I recalled she often attended Bible Study with me and would write notes to our pastor. After Bible Study ended, she would give him her notes. Please fast forward—more than twenty years later during a conversation with Pastor and First Lady, they informed me they still had her notes. An example of generational love: My mother passed away just before my granddaughter’s seventh birthday. She loved her great-grandmother and wrote her a note when she passed. At the conclusion of the funeral, she insisted we give the note to her great-grandmother. Perplexed as to what to do, our family requested the funeral director to open the casket so it could be placed therein. Granddaughter currently serves as a member of the Steward Board... See how God works!

Love your family. Hold on to the precious memories, while you build new ones.


Father in this Advent season we give you thanks and we remember the ancestors.

Let us continue to show brotherly love to one another.

Sister Barbara Booker Wood

Friend of Metropolitan


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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