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

Mark 6:1-13

Healing without bounds

…[H]e laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. v. 5b

Even though Jesus is rejected by his own community and they do not believe what he taught, Jesus still healed those that were sick. The scripture does not even say specifically that the people Jesus healed had any faith. He does not “shake the dust off his feet” as he tells his disciples later in the reading when they experience rejection. Jesus still heals. This says a lot about our God. 

God’s love is so big and God’s care for us so great, that God heals even after being rejected. There have been times in my life when I was filled with unbelief and even rejected God. Yet somehow, the God of the Universe still thought I was worth it and healed me and continues to grant me grace day after day.

God of grace, thank you for healing us with your love even when we struggle to believe. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer concern: Young adults who have rejected God

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