Advent 2021: Again We Wait by Greta Kendrick
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
3rd Day of Advent
November 30, 2021
Again We Wait
My posture of waiting has taken on a new perspective over the last year and a half. I face this Advent season again filled with a mixture of emotions: some new, some lingering. Like many, I am tired of unpredictability and instability, as these emotions are discordant with the spirit of Advent. We have experienced far too much tumult over these many months and pivoting to keep moving is not sustainable. However, the question remains: “What am I waiting for?” And once again, this Advent season feels different.
My active waiting has required constant deep breathing and moments of “woosah.” How do we combat the waves of emotion and regain the resilience of hope and joy? Our waiting and all that it entails reminds us that we are alive and as we wait, we walk in the foundation of love that Advent brings. In our active waiting, we bridge time and our efforts with what we know and believe about Jesus the Christ. As we are reminded of God’s greatest gift, the joy and hope of Advent is the antidote, which restores the heaven-sent expectation of our Savior’s birth and his promise to be with us.
This is why we wait: Jesus came to be with us.
As we wait for Christ’s, arrival let us wait with hope and joy once again. Amen
Steward Greta L Kendrick
Senior Steward Board
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.