Lent 2021: Learning to Accept by Teria Drayton
"From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”. And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.”
-Matthew 27:46 & 50
March 16, 2021
Learning to Accept
Acceptance can be defined as a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition without attempting to change it or protest it. In a world where the dark clouds often surround us, God continues to shine His light, letting us know He is here.
Jesus came into the world understanding that His life had a purpose. He accepted that He would be a living sacrifice for all and proceeded to spread love to others in unimaginable ways.
At times when we are faced with challenging situations, we may be tempted to question God as Jesus did during His last moments. But like Jesus, we must give ourselves to God, relinquishing all power and control, understanding that everything is intended. Acceptance is the way to peace and embracing all that God has
Prayer: God I don’t always understand You, but I trust You!
Steward Teria Drayton
Senior Board of Stewards
The members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
have written their devotions and reflections on the impact of the season of Lent
in their lives. Each testimony in the booklet is a personal reflection of their experiences.
We welcome you on this journey with us as we discuss our sacrifices and hope
that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you
experience the season.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read along with us offline. May God bless and keep you throughout this season of reflection.