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.  


Pastor Alice Connor

Daily Devotion

The Edge House campus ministry is like the inn in on the road to Jericho in the story of the Good Samaritan: it’s the place where the Samaritan takes the injured man for healing, it’s a place of storytelling for all the people who stay there while travelling, and it’s a place of transition, people constantly coming and going. Healing, storytelling, transition. Let me tell you a story.

I’ve been trying to make a connection to the UC Marching Band for a couple of years now. I’ve got a good relationship with the director, Abi goes and sells Girl Scout cookies to the hungry college students in January, and I occasionally visit the band practices. Because of Covid, Matthew and I have moved our work to the outside of the Edge House to our newly redecorated front porch and front patio under an enormous tent where we can chat with passers-by. It turns out, the current residents of the apartment building next door are all marching band members! We say hello every day as they pass and talk a little about their playing and their classes. The other day, student Leah made them a couple dozen snickerdoodles to say “welcome back” from the Edge House. Who knows where this will go, but for the moment, we’re thrilled with the visibility and the extra welcome we can offer our neighbors.

Try telling someone in your household or a neighbor or just your ownself a story about something that’s happened because of Covid that gives you hope. It doesn’t mean everything is peachy, mind you, only that alongside the things we struggle with, that there is also blessing.

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