Devotionals
 

Devotionals are short essays written by GSLC members and staff that explore the ways the Holy Spirit works within our every day lives.  There are several ways we invite you to use these devotionals:

  • Make them a part of a prayer practice - read a devotion and consider the ways that Christ has worked similarly in your life or works in unexpected ways.
  • Make them a part of a journaling practice - read a devotion and journal about what the Holy Spirit is stirring in you as you reflect on the essay.
  • Use them as a reminder that God works in all things, the bad and the good.

With over 400 available devotions, you can use these daily, weekly, or monthly.  It's up to you!  We just hope that by reading these inspiring stories provided by Good Shepherd's flock you are able to better see where Jesus is present in all things!  Thank you to all of our members that have provided devotionals throughout the past couple of years!

 
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion by Pr. Heidi Johns

Luke 4:16-19

16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
        to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

    and recovery of sight to the blind,
        to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

It is clear that for much of his ministry Jesus spent time with folks on the margins of society.  He didn’t seem to be much enthralled with the rich and powerful, but instead sought out the poor and vulnerable.  In our ministry we seek to be a clear reflection of Jesus showing his love for those who can easily be left behind or forgotten.  

Good Shepherd is committed to reaching out to those who are often on the edges.  Here is a video we shared in worship in May in which we are reminded that we are called to be agents of Hope in our community.

https://youtu.be/7vyxsXdY6C8

Your generosity enables these outreach opportunities to bear fruit.  As we approach the end of the fiscal year we encourage your donations to help us end the year with a strong financial standing.  You can bring your check to worship this weekend or give online here:  Donate

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