Advent 2021: Thank God for One More Day by Clayton Aarons
“You, Lord, are the only true and living God. You will rule for all time. When you are angry the earth shakes and nations are destroyed."
17th Day of Advent
December 14, 2021
Thank God for One More Day
Be ever ready for the birth of our savior is near. Fires consume the western coastline. Hurricanes devastate the beautiful Caribbean islands and our coastlines. The pandemic has consumed millions and residents are evicted from housing. Lives are devastated by government action and inaction. Thousands of lives are lost to gun violence. Lord, the list goes on!!
But we serve a magnificent God who hears our prayers. Even when we do not truly feel it; He knows just what we need and when we need his blessings. Truly, our cup runneth over!!
As I look forward to Advent, I await seasonal changes. The falling leaves and their changing colors, decreasing temperatures and frost greet us. The sounds of the season will rise like a crescendo, raising our spirits higher as we praise God for so many blessings.
Think of the many things you take for granted every day! But for the grace of God would we even enjoy them? He wakes us up. He sends us on the way and safely returns us at day’s end. Throughout, we are clothed in our right mind! Praise God!! As we prepare for the birth celebration of Jesus, we must gather to rejoice and praise him.
Jesus, I pray that your blessings will continue to nourish and strengthen us. I rejoice and Thank God for One More Day!!
Trustee Clayton Aarons
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.