Lent 2021: We Are Not Defeated by Jamila Burrell
"But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd."
February 28, 2021
We Are Not Defeated
Jesus was moved with compassion for the crowds as He went about, teaching, preaching, and healing. Today, when we think about our country, it can sometimes feel like no one cares for us, like sheep without a shepherd. But we do have a shepherd!!
We have a savior who died for us, sitting on the right hand of the Father, interceding on our behalf. Even where our individual problems persist and troubles continue throughout our nation and our world, we must remember the source of our help.
We are not defeated; Jesus is risen! In this corrupt world the battle is not ours, but the Lord's. We may not be rich, but He provides. In sickness or health, He will use all things working together for good to those who love Him. He is our banner of victory and our peace.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we pray for one another, remembering your promises and building our hope, courage, and faith. Lead us as we prepare our hearts and minds to truly celebrate your victory over death! Amen.
Sister Jamila Burrell
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 the
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.