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Advent 2020: The Other Side of the Storm by Marie Day


"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. When you come and pray to me, I will listen.”

-Jeremiah 29:11-12


December 19, 2020

The Other Side of the Storm

Last year I gave a testimony about going through a storm of breast cancer, this year I am giving a testimony of thankfulness for being on the other side of the storm and “cancer-free”. I thank God for carrying me through a year of chemo and radiation therapy topped off with COVID 19. I’ve had some good days, I’ve had some bad days, but God has been so good to me. I thanked God before and after each challenge as I believe God allows storms to occur in our lives to get our attention, to stop us in our tracks, to cause us to take time to pray, meditate, seek clarity and understanding, to have the right attitude and to humble ourselves. God carried me through the storm by blessing me with support, so many prayers, cards, texts, and calls from people I knew and didn’t know, from family, old, current, and new friends and for that, I am most thankful.

During this Advent season let us take time to pray and to meditate as we seek God’s plan and purpose for our lives as we move into 2021.


God help me to remember that You do not always allow me to get what I can handle, but You will help me handle what I get.


Trustee Marie Day

Church School


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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