Daily Devotions
 

Welcome to Good Shepherd’s Daily Devotions Page!

During the weeks of Fall, our Daily Devotions are being written by members of Good Shepherd.  Each day one of your brothers or sisters in Christ will be reflecting on faith and life as we all adjust to many changes in our world.  I pray these writings will inspire, comfort and challenge you to grow in faith.  Our dedicated authors have written about their insights, joys and struggles and have been courageous enough to share them with us so that we can also ponder where God is showing up in our own lives. 

As a way to encourage the writers and each other I invite you to share a comment in the comment section at the bottom of the page each day.

Pastor Heidi Johns

Event date: 3/27/2020 Export event
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

All day long a little burro labors, sometimes
with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only
burros.

And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting
than physical labor.

Once in a while a kind monk comes
to her stable and brings
a pear, but more
than that,

he looks into the burro’s eyes and touches her ears

and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,

because love does
that.

Love frees.

--Meister Eckhart (1260-1328)

What are the worries that are exhausting you? Who is like that kind monk to you while you’re social distancing? What feels like freedom right now?
 

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Laurie Boisclair

Thanks for the uplifting message...as we burrow (get it) ourselves in our homes..let's not forget to reach out to others and comfort them with caring thoughts. Doing yard work today as each person passed by walking I would greet them and share a positve comment...everyone stay safe!


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barbara a watson

The worries of daily living and trying to navigate teaching on line weigh heavy on my mind. But this inspiring story of the burro reminds me that i have a strong circle of friends who have helped ease that burden with a kind word and support.

We will get through this with His strength to guide us.

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