Advent 2020: Waiting by Elsie Scott
“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”
December 3, 2020
In Advent Season 2020, we find ourselves being taught a lesson about waiting. We have been practically locked down for many months, and many of us are losing our patience. We are tired of waiting for the positivity numbers to decline. We are tired of waiting for the schools to open, of not being able to socialize and not being able to physically gather for worship. We are tired of waiting for a vaccine that can successfully attack the coronavirus while we watch family and friends die.
Yet, as we tire of waiting, we are reminded of lessons we have learned about waiting. We wait nine months to see the beauty of a new birth. Sarah waited until her old age for God to bless her with her son, Isaac. Our fore-parents kept hope alive as they waited years for deliverance from enslavement. When we just stop, think, meditate, and pray, we get renewed strength to wait a little longer.
God, teach me patience so that my whole being waits.
Sometimes the thing we wait for seems too slow in coming, but God teach us to wait because we know that in due time it will be delivered.
Teach us to live through the darkness without becoming weary because we know that joy comes in the morning.
Steward Elsie Scott
Senior Board of Stewards
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.