Advent 2020: Our Greatest Weapon by Willie "Dee" Elliott
"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
December 22, 2020
Our Greatest Weapon
2020 COVID 19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Movement have forced me to pause and reflect on my life, family, job, church and social gathering. I’ve listened to others explain why this is occurring and why so many are enduring – yet not searching inside for an answer.
Due to $$ many are suffering and hoping the country will open, kids go back to school, and businesses and churches open. Not realizing, a quiet peace is a blessing.
Through everything, there is some good – people complaining never enough time in the day now finding time to relax – Children who seldom see their parents or parent in the morning for school or at bedtime are now cherishing the moment. People who say the churches are closed because we’re not doing God’s work (if only the church walls could talk);what a story that would be?
God, your presence is our greatest and strongest weapon:
You love us when we can’t go on When we are weak you keep us strong When no one else accepts us – you say I am yours
Father God, all we have is our faith. I know You are able, I know You can-just say the word we will be alright. It is well with my soul.
Steward Willie (Dee) Elliott
Senior Steward Board
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.