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Lent 2022: This Little Light of Mine by Marie Johns


“The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?.”

-Psalm 27:1


April 4, 2022

This Little Light of Mine

On a recent evening, as I sat down to read a few pages of a book before turning in, I heard a weird thrumming sound, saw the lights flicker, and then the house plunged into darkness. I have to admit, my first emotion was fear as I attempted to adjust to the absolute blackness around me. Eventually, I felt my way to a flashlight and was able to produce a stream of light.

My home power outage made me think about the desolate feeling brought about by being in the dark; the importance of light; and the blessing of having a source of light readily available when needed.

Lent is a season of darkness and light. We trudge toward the gloom, horror, and pain of the crucifixion on Good Friday and eagerly embrace the glorious, luminous, triumphant miracle of the resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Pastor Lamar recently delivered a powerful sermon regarding the “spark” of the divine that is within us all. When my thoughts drift toward anxiety and fear, I pray for the strength of faith to tap into my spark and be reminded that my Lord and Savior is my light, my salvation, and my stronghold.


Dear God- thank you for the divine light that You placed in each of us. Hallelujah and Amen.

Steward Marie Collins Johns

Pastor's Steward


Lent 2022

We invite you to join us on a 40-day journey of prayer, financial sacrifice, physical activity, and spiritual connection.

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 as we prepare for Resurrection join us as we are reminded, awakened to the great power of God within us, and connect to our role in building with God a world of justice.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.



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