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.  


Daily Devotion
Pastor Alex Hoops

Daily Devotion

Maybe it is because I’m writing this on a particularly busy week, but I have been giving a little more attention to my own need for rest.
 
You have probably heard this point made before, but before Adam and Eve got to work fulfilling the call to care for the garden and its creatures God decided to kick things off with a rest.
 
God made all of this thing we call creation, and the first people. God gave them the responsibility to be gardeners, caretakers, stewards of what God had made, and before they were to get started, God said, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! First, we rest. You have a job to do, but you will do that once you have rested.”

I need to hear that these days, when the world keeps spinning even though so many things are slowed down, shut down, postponed, and uncertain. Perhaps I should take the opportunity to rest, reevaluate, and remember that I’m not standing still or waiting.  I’m not on pause, or being delayed, or postponing. I’m resting for the sake of my purpose. I have to rest. I need to rest if I’m going to be what God made me to be. We are made for this.
 

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