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In the church year the season of Epiphany falls between the seasons of Christmas and Lent.  It is a time when we focus on how God’s hope is revealed in Jesus.  In this season we read the stories of the Baptism and Transfiguration of Jesus and the calling of the Disciples.  Each story reveals a bit about who Jesus is, and what his life means for us and our call to be disciples.

Our Devotions for the season of Epiphany have been written by members of the Good Shepherd staff.  May they enlighten and inspire you and light your path to a deeper walk with God.

Pastor Heidi Johns

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Betsy Fields

As I prayed about my devotional, several things came to mind, but I think it’s understandable that what’s in the forefront is still my/our grief over losing (my son) Josh.  It’s still overwhelming. 

In all things, give thanks.

Yet, almost immediately after his death, God’s perfect timing, and my urgent need for thankfulness in all things, became apparent.  Pastor Pat gave us immediate attention and after her sincere and faith-filled words of sympathy, she asked the most precious question - ‘did Josh get to see the newest Star Wars movie?’  I was so thankful for that brief lightening of the mood, and for her special and intimate awareness of how important that question was.  ‘Yes, Nick took Josh to see it.’

In all things, give thanks.

The days and months that followed, showed me how perfect God’s timing is/was and how I became blatantly aware of how thankful I am/was in everything that transpired.

In all things, give thanks.

Those who knew Josh, would likely know he could be a bit fearful of the future, mainly of further illness, and of the uncertainty of what the end would be like.  (He was, however, certain of eternal life - thankfully).  God’s timing ensured that Josh was saved from that, and escaped the fear of possibly contracting Covid-19, which would have been a horrific nightmare.

In all things, give thanks.

The outpouring of love and concern from our church family and friends, was beyond anything we could ever have imagined.  We are so eternally grateful to God for putting you in our lives/bringing us together.

Praise God, in ALL Things.

See the perfection in God’s flawless timing.

Acts 1:7,  Eccles. 3:1-17, 8:6,  1 Peter 5:6-7, 6-11,  1 Thess. 5:18,   Coloss. 3:17

Phill. 4:6,   Ps. 106:1,   1 Tim. 4:4-5

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Dianne G. Gebhardt-French

Betsy, This is incredible. Thoughtful and meaningful. Thank you for sharing. Peace.


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Danelle Buelsing

Betsy, I'm giving thanks for all parts of your healing journey. Thanks for sharing your story.


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Carol Wuebbling

Your insights are wonderful, Betsy, and confirm what we all feel...that God was so wise when He chose you to be Josh's nurturing, faith-filled Mom

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