Daily Devotions

Hello Good Shepherd!

During these summer months our Daily Devotions will continue with Good Shepherd’s Pastors along with Jen Jarman and Matthew Petersen each taking turns writing them week by week.  The topics and themes will be as varied as the Staff members themselves!  We hope you will check us out each day as you continue your daily Vine Time with God.  Open yourself to what God is saying to you through this writing, and pray that the Spirit will bring forth fruit from your life for the sake of the world. 

Also, as a way to encourage each other, use the comment box at the end of each day’s devotion to leave a thought, a prayer or a reflection of your own.  

Pastor Heidi Johns

Daily Devotion
Jen Jarman

Daily Devotion

Celebrate God ForeverActs 2

We have so much to celebrate, even though our lives have been totally shaken up in recent months and will continue to be shaken up as we learn to live with COVID-19. But isn’t this what discipleship is all about - Shaking up our lives to follow Jesus? And in the midst of all this change, what can we celebrate?

I am celebrating a week of digital VBS!

I am celebrating that we shared the Gospel with over 90 kids in a new and creative way!

I am celebrating that we are putting faith formation back in the hands of parents – literally.

I am celebrating that we are still able to support our mission partners HTF and VEIL.

I am celebrating partnering with Prince of Peace Lutheran to share resources.

Is there still sadness that we didn’t welcome kids into our sanctuary each morning of VBS? Yes. Is there still sadness that our middle and high-school youth didn’t have the opportunity to develop their own leadership skills by serving as volunteers during the week of VBS? Most definitely.

Is there sadness that we didn’t serve directly together in a mission project? Of course.

But even in spite of my sadness and grief, I still celebrate God’s love and faithfulness to us as his beloved children. I celebrate that we were ready for his call and answered in kind. I celebrate that we were able to give happily to others through VBS this past week. I celebrate the depth of our belief in Jesus as our redeeming Savior and I celebrate that we can remember Jesus often, even as we are gathering online. I celebrate.

What can you celebrate? When have you celebrated recently?

I hope that you will continue to find people, events and places to celebrate this summer and that even when our lives are shaken up, you remember that God is making a new creation.

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