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Lent 2024: Growth As I Journey by Sis. Barbara Booker Wood


“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions- it is by grace you have been saved.”

Ephesians 2: 4-5


March 17, 2024

Growth As I Journey

Traveling on this earthly journey, blessed by God, now to have reached my “senior years,” I am so grateful for my faith, family and friends.  Faith lets me know that His grace and mercy are with me as I travel on my journey; I am never alone.  My wonderful family, God chose for me, is always present showing love and care.  My many friends, from childhood and beyond, are invaluable and their support and encouragement are felt in my triumphs and challenges.  

This Lenten season, I am reflecting on the hymns of praise that let us sing unto the Lord who endured the cross and grave to redeem and save us.  The older I become, listening to the hymns deeply touches my inward emotions, providing assurance of Calvary  One very special hymn that uplifts me, stirs my soul and sometimes causes me to cry is simply titled, “At Calvary.” You can find all the verses online or in a hymnal. I have included only the first verse: 

Years I spent in vanity and pride,

 Caring not my Lord was crucified,

 Knowing not it was for me He died, on Calvary,

 Mercy there was great, and grace was free;

 Pardon there was multiplied to me;

There my burdened soul found liberty, at Calvary.  

Sister Barbara Booker Wood

Friend of Metropolitan


Prayer:  Dear Jesus, I praise and thank you for loving me enough to suffer, die and rise for me.  Amen.


Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.

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




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