Daily Devotions

Welcome to Good Shepherd’s Daily Devotions Page!

Welcome to the Season of Advent.  This is a season when we read from the Apocalyptic or End Times writings in Scripture.  Jesus encourages us to stay awake and watch for his coming.  John the Baptist appears, calling for a way to be made in the wilderness, ready for the Messiah to come.  The color of the Season is blue, like the pre-dawn color of the sky, full of hope and expectation that a new day is coming.  

Advent is a season for preparing, which is what we will be doing through these daily devotions, which were written by Pastor Heidi Johns.  As we travel these four weeks leading to Christmas we will be preparing our hands, homes and hearts for the coming of Christ.

Pastor Heidi Johns

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Our devotions written by Good Shepherd members will resume next week, but this week our daily devotions will take a different approach as we focus on Hunger in conjunction with our NEEDS food drive.  Each day we will watch a short video from ELCA World Hunger that will help us gain a better understanding of the extend of poverty in our world, and ways that the ELCA is trying to improve the lives of those trapped in poverty.  

 Today’s video features well-known travel expert Rick Steves (who happens to be a Lutheran) as he affirms the work our denomination is doing.  Please watch the video on the link, then reflect on the questions below:  Video Link

You have probably heard the proverb, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”   Rick Steves points out that the ELCA is concerned with teaching people to fish—do you agree that this is a good approach to loving our neighbor?

What are some things Good Shepherd could do to help people not just survive, but thrive?  What are things that you could do to help “teach people to fish?”  HINT: it often involves taking time to invest in someone’s life for the long haul, not a onetime thing.

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