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!

 
Matthew Petersen

Daily Devotion

Genesis 2:1-10

Different Stories

In that day the LORD God made the earth... (v. 4b)

Did we miss something? God rested on the seventh day after “finishing his work” in verse 2. Then, beginning in verse 4b, we read "Another Account of the Creation,” the title of the rest of the passage in my Study Bible. Two creations? How is that possible?

Some may struggle with two differing creation accounts. Can they be woven together somehow into just one account? Perhaps, but I am not so sure that is necessary.

The Edge House is a part of an interfaith collation of university religious organizations. We come from different denominations, faiths, and understandings of God. We all value the book of Genesis, including of course our Jewish partners, but our telling of the story is different. Like the different ways we tell the story of faith, in our passage today there are two versions of the same story. God is creator and we are an important part of that creation.

That story is the same.

Creating God, thank you for the different stories that show us who you are. Amen.

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