Advent 2021: Reclaiming Our Christmas by Leila Kendrick
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
-Luke 2:10 (NIV)
27th Day of Advent
December 24, 2021
Reclaiming Our Christmas
As we continue to endure a terrible global pandemic, we must not lose the meaning and pageantry of Christmas. We must reclaim the bright lights, and joyful music telling the good news of the birth of Jesus. Let us hold on to his saving birth that has given us the blessing to one day live forever with him. Despite all that we have been through, as Christians we must hold on to the truth that nothing can separate us from our God. We must not let the trials and challenges of this time steal “the good tidings of great joy” and the blessing of Christmas. Jesus came to bring us joy and because of that joy, we now have hope and affirmation that He came to live with us and in our lives.
Rejoice, and tell the good news of our Savior’s birth. Reclaim your anticipation for the season and reflect, in a meaningful way, upon the true reason for our joy.
Gracious God as we remember the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ we thank you for hope and joy. Help us to reclaim the meaning of his birth and to spread the good news of his presence in the world. We pray for your peace now and forever. Amen.
Sister Leila M. Kendrick
Life Member- SAMS-WMS
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.