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Advent 2020: On A Journey by Sister Odessa Bibbins


For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.”

-Isaiah 61:11


December 11, 2020

On A Journey: Toward A Closer

Relationship with Christ

This year we received a “spiritual shout” from heaven that Jesus is on the way! God not only made sure we were still so that we would know of HIS Son’s pending arrival, but HE did a little world cleaning in preparation. We became aware of the sun’s beautiful rays, the wind’s crisp breeze, the grasses bold greenery, the calming rolling of the ocean waves, and the spectacular colors of the changing leaves on the trees. In preparation, we even began to treat our bodies like the temple of Christ; watching what we eat, exercising, and being still!

When the world slowed down, our vision became clearer. “We Need You Right Now Lord”, by Donny Hathaway is a message in our prayers.

Now, in this “new normal”, I still don’t know what tomorrow will bring, and I still have hope. I’m on a new journey, whereas life unfolds, it brings greater wisdom and the power to be a catalyst for peace. I now have the time to develop an even closer relationship with God, foster inward contentment, and enhance my ability to hear HIS voice.


O Lord, we can hear your voice, we can see your work, make us a vessel of your peace.

Sister Odessa Bibbins



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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