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

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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