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Advent 2020: Jesus as a Multi-tasker by Marsha Botts


“I lift up my eyes to the hills—from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

-Psalm 121:1-2


December 14, 2020

Jesus as a Multi-tasker

As a wife, mom, and employee for more than forty years I have been required to effectively multi-task. It was essential; complementing the famed “other duties as assigned.” As a retiree, some of the duties have ceased and even with that relief, it has taken me a while to “calm down.”

The past few months have revealed the expertise and agility of Jesus as a multi-tasker and one with “no paid days off.” We can consider His handling of the wider perspectives of nature, politics, health crises/maintenance or we can focus on the much smaller space than our life and family occupy. In my tiny space, I have unending gratitude for the multi-tasking that Jesus provides. When it seems that my cup runneth over or a crash seems imminent, He continues to prove that His skillset far outweighs my anxiety.

Advent is preparation for the birth of a child whose presence would be required to handle the positives and negatives of an era yet to unfold. The baby born in the midst of desolation evolved into a master multi-tasker; the answer to our tribulation and strife. Now, ain’t that good news?


Father in heaven, you know us and all that makes us who we are.

Thank you for provision and repeated celebration of your son in our very ordinary lives.

Sister Marsha Turner Botts

Love & Peace Unit (SAMS)


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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