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

For Everyone Born

 

I Corinthians 11:23-25

23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for[a] you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 

A couple of weeks ago I preached a sermon on how we are all welcome at God’s table in holy communion.  The bread and wine are not a reward we receive for good behavior or even something we must earn.  The meal comes as pure gift and promise.  A reminder that we are fed and forgiven, a part of the body of Christ, anchored in a community of Saints that reaches beyond place and time, because Jesus invites us.  There is room for everyone.

At the retirement party for Debbie Jones last week we heard a song entitled “For Everyone Born” that was performed by Good Shepherd’s own, Ken Holdt, Olivia Barnaclo and Bryce Kessler.  It was beautiful and moving and a deep reminder of the power of God’s love to transform us at the table.  The song begins with the phrase, “For everyone born, a place at the table.” The ongoing refrain is, “God will delight when we are creators of Justice.  Justice and joy.” 

Here is the link to the song.  I hope that it will wash over you in waves of Grace and anchor you in your place of belonging at God’s table.

You can watch the video of the song here:

https://youtu.be/ekGEO7lJy2M

 

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