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Advent 2020: The Time is Coming by Joan Oxendine


“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

-John 3:16


December 2, 2020

The Time is Coming

Advent is a season to which we look forward. In the year 2020, we have experienced an event that our children will remember for years to come. In 1918, the year my mother was born, the country experienced an Influenza Pandemic, millions died globally. Today, we are experiencing a Coronavirus Pandemic and at this point, hundreds of thousands have died. We are advised that the second wave of infection is coming. During the 1918 pandemic, there were four waves, and the pandemic did not end until 1920.

In addition, we are facing wars, environmental turmoil, social unrest, deception from the national leadership, crime, and injustice. These situations have happened before and God sent prophets to warn the people.

We praise God that he sent his Son, Jesus, to save mankind. We have hope in Jesus’ promise that he would come again and collect his own. We have Joy in knowing that one day there will be Peace on earth and in heaven, we have love for Christ and our fellow human beings.


Heavenly Father, as we look forward to the birth of Christ, we pray that we will persevere through these days and times.

Sister Joan Oxendine

Women's Missionary Society

Steward Emeritus


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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