Lent 2021: Lent: Theological Journey by Anntoinette McEntyre
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all.”
March 3, 2021
Years ago, I decided to attend Wesley Theological Seminary. Everyone asked, “What do you intend to do with that degree?” I had no idea. I knew I needed to enroll and I learned some great lessons. I had some encounters that were life-changing and life-affirming. I shared with Rev. Aisha, Pastor Lamar, and Dr. Smith that I was on a theological journey---whatever that meant. It was something that I felt strongly about. The quieter I became within myself, the picture became clearer. I understand it more and more.
I recently transitioned from classroom teaching to a position that I expected would be awesome. The principal was an African American female who lured me to her school. She shared that someone “pulled her up” and she wanted to be a mentor to me. However, things did not unfold as I expected and often left me in tears. This disappointment allowed me to face my fears and mature in unexpected ways.
On this journey, I am learning that life sometimes does not proceed as envisioned. In these moments, I need to be still and allow the journey to evolve; I will be fine.
Prayer: Thank you Heavenly Father for the good news -- knowing we can seek encouragement from you who will not destroy us. Amen.
Sister Anntoinette McEntyre
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.