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Lent 2024: Putting God First by Sis. Athelia Knight


“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 

 John 3:16


February 28, 2024

Putting God First

One of my favorite hymns is “My Hope is Built.”

My hope is built on nothing less;

Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame;

But wholly lean on Jesus’ name;

On Christ the solid Rock I stand; 

All other ground is sinking sand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

During this season of Lent, I will be reflecting on that song. I am grateful that I was brought up in a family that put God first. Regardless of what we were going through, we leaned on that song. We had faith in God. The last verse of that hymn puts everything in perspective.

When He shall come with trumpet sound;

Oh, may I then in Him be found;

Dressed in his righteousness alone;

Faultless to stand before the throne;

On Christ the solid Rock I stand;

All other ground is sinking sand;

All other ground is sinking sand.

                                               Sister Athelia Knight



Prayer: God help us to never forget that your Son died so we might live. 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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