Daily Devotions
 

We are thrilled to once again be sharing a daily devotion with you for the season of Advent. These inspiring devotions have been written by YOU the members of Good Shepherd.  A sincere “thank you” to everyone who opened their hearts to share a small piece of their faith journey with us.   As we journey toward Bethlehem in this season, take time each day to walk with God and experience the stirrings of the deep love that took on flesh to walk with us.  

During the four week Advent season, each Wednesday our devotion will be a video reflection by Dr. Kevin Seal, Director of Worship and Music at Good Shepherd, as he shares a teaching about the Words and Music of Advent.

Each new day’s devotion will go live directly on our webpage, goodshepherd.com at 6am, (look under the worship tab at the top right of the front page) or you can follow the link that will be sent out later each morning in an email from Good Shepherd.  


Matthew Petersen

Daily Devotion

Romans 6:1-11

Splashing in the Font

...so we too may walk in newness of life. (v.4)

I’ve had the privilege to assist with the baptisms of my niece and nephew. They were powerful, Spirit-filled moments. After my nephew’s baptism, something amazing happened. I lifted up his big sister so she could touch the water in the font. She splashed for a bit and I made the sign of the cross with the water on her forehead. And then she, almost three years old, did the same to me! I could feel the presence of God through her wet finger. She then proceeded to mark our family members with a wet cross.

In that moment I wasn’t thinking about death, but the reminder that the two of us are claimed by God and “walk in newness of life.” (v.4) By our baptisms, we both were buried with Christ. Because of this death, we too are able to live in resurrection, that beautiful Sunday morning, today, and in the life to come.

God of resurrection, we thank you for the new life given through your son. Amen.

Prayer concern: Those newly baptized and their sponsors

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