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Advent 2020: Lonely But Not Alone by Maria Wallace


“Be strong. Be brave. Be fearless. You are never alone.”

-Joshua 1:9


5th Day After Christmas

December 30, 2020

Lonely But Not Alone

While struggling through this pandemic season, my senses of being lonely have been heightening. The isolation to stay safe, abandonment as an orphan, rejection and forsaken from broken relationships all make me feel, at times, empty. I’ve found myself telling myself you have no one! Considerable amounts of time were spent around family, friends, co-workers and I took those interactions for granted. Now they’re basically non-existent and I feel alone.

In this Advent season we remember the birth of Jesus and his promise to never leave us alone. Jesus is with us by the power of the Holy Spirit and, in spite of ourselves, the challenges we face are/were covered and the battles won. All this because yes, we may feel lonely; however, we are never ALONE!


God of our ancestors, Creator of all, lead us to look beyond the horizon, to see a path forward that escapes the near-sighted.

Show us that our faith should rests in your masterplan, not in our own understanding.

Let Your word be fulfilled.


Sister Maria Wallace

Kelly Lay Organization


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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