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Advent 2021: Walk In the Light by Barbara Farrow Jones


“In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”

-John 1:4-5


12th Day After Christmas

January 6, 2022

Walk In the Light

In 1979 while on vacation in South Dakota, I decided to visit a cave near the Rushmore National Memorial. After everyone was in the cave and on a platform far from the entrance, the park ranger turned off the cave lights. You could not see your hand in front of your face. We were experiencing total darkness. How often does that happen in your life? From what I have read, only 15% of people are living in total darkness. There is no light to help them see.

I believe that a large part of humanity is in total darkness concerning the realities of the world and our environment. The light is there, but it is overtaken by darkness because of greed, selfishness, and fear.

During Advent and all seasons, do not let the darkness overwhelm you. Humanity is no longer in a dark cave because God sent his only begotten son, Jesus, the light of the world and that light brought love, peace, joy, and hope for all mankind to enjoy.


Our Father, thank you for sending Jesus so that we can overcome the darkness and walk in the light. Amen!

Stewardess Barbara Farrow Jones


Advent 2021

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.



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