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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

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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