Advent 2020: More Connects Us Than Separates Us by Pius Akinola
"The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all."
December 23, 2020
More Connects Us than Separates Us
Earlier this year, schools and businesses were forced to shut down. Malls, churches, grocery stores, amusement parks, and pro sports teams were disrupted. Some foods and bottled water were scarce; transportation was interrupted. Local, major streets were empty. All of this happened due to the sudden arrival of Covid-19.
Politicians were being deceitful while government, religious, and community leaders searched for answers and remedies. As of this writing, over 220,000 have died due to Covid-19. Health officials are still scrambling for cures while the entire human race has been asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing to prevent transmission of Covid-19.
It is truly amazing how one disease can affect the globe in a few months. For once in our lifetime, the eastern, western, northern, and southern hemispheres share one visible thing and it is not love, caring, generosity, kindness, or prosperity. It is an extremely dangerous, too often fatal disease.
There is good news. There is one who is coming to save the world from its sin. There is one who is coming who bears the world on His shoulders. There is one who is coming who will dry our tears. There is one who is coming who will make everything brand new again.
Jesus, the only-begotten child of the Lord, will soon come bringing us hope, joy and prosperity.
Lord, we are sorry for all our sins. Come, clean our hearts and minds as we prepare for the King of Kings.
Trustee Pius Bola Akinola
Finance Office Team
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.