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Advent 2020: Jesus! Who Was He? Why Was He Born? by Dorothy Bryan


"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder; his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

-Isaiah 9:6


1st Day After Christmas

December 26, 2020

Jesus! Who Was He? Why Was He Born?

Who was this babe that Micah ( Micah 5: 2-3) prophesied would be born in Bethlehem? (Mat 2:5). Who was this child that the angels celebrated, prophets recognized, and Wise men by faith following His star came to worship Him; this child who the mighty King Herod feared his birth?

Was He born to personally reveal the Father (Matthew 11:27) and was He the Being who interacted with Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham , King David, and others? Was it, therefore, necessary for him to be revealed, personally, the other Being of the Godhead who was greater than He was (John 10:29, 14:28)?

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and His name was Jesus. (John 1:1) The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John 1:14)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that who so ever believeth in him would not perish but have everlasting life. -John 3:16


Father, thank you for revealing to me that at the name of Jesus and the sound of His name all knees must bow, and all tongues must confess that He is Lord and my Savior.


Sister Dorothy Payne Bryan, Ph.D.

Circles of Twelve


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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