Advent 2021: Advent Devotional by Donna Bruce
"The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world."
20th Day of Advent
December 17, 2021
Advent Devotional 2021
As fall begins, we see the stores heighten their holiday decorations; first Halloween, then Thanksgiving…briefly, then Christmas. I have already seen Christmas decorations and this is October. News coverage advises us to start our shopping now because of this year’s delayed supply chain. They warn that the gifts we desire may not be available “in time” and that our holiday season could be ruined.
At Christmas, as believers, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and we know that our holiday season is not in danger of ruin. Having received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we understand that through his sacrifice, he gave us the greatest gift of all, the gift of everlasting life.
Our holiday season is not defined by commercialism or limited to material gifts. It can not be restricted by worldly definitions. As Christians, we strive to worship and pray daily, therefore, our celebration is one that lasts all year long.
John 1:12 NIV
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
John 1:14 NIV
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the father full of grace and truth.
Thank You, Lord for shining your light through us. Amen
Sister Donna M. Bruce
2nd Board of Stewards
Join us in a time of reflection, expectation, and contemplation during the season of Advent 2021.
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.