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

Psalm 85:8-13

Faithfulness will spring up from the ground… v. 11a

This summer I  participated in marches and events for racial justice after the death of George Floyd. At one of the first marches I walked alongside young families, seasoned activists, bikers and a college student from the campus ministry I serve.  I saw people of differing races, ages, and life circumstances  responding faithfully to God’s call for justice.

Often times the prophetic voices for justice and peace come from the ground up not, from the top down. We hear the Holy Spirit groaning from the streets rather than the pulpit or the Resolute Desk. Through out history from the cries of the Hebrew slave in Egypt to out BIPOC siblings shouting “Stop Killing Us!” God has heard these voices. Joined with other voices, faithfulness springs up from the ground like verdant shoots rising up from crumbling concrete. 

God of justice, bend our ear to the faithful voices rising from our streets and move us to join them. Amen.

Prayer concern: Those speaking truth to power

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