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.  


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 takes us to an East Boston Soup Kitchen housed in a Lutheran Church.  The ministry focuses help on single males, often addicts, who tend to be left out of other support programs.   You can watch the video here, and then reflect on the questions below:  Video Link

In the video one of the leaders says that in addition to giving a plate of food, they also give love, community and family. Why do you think it is important to have a philosophy of treating the “whole person” and not just physical hunger?  

Can you think of a Bible story where Jesus restored people who wholeness rather than just treating a physical need—read the story of the 10 Lepers in Luke 17—what does it mean when Jesus says, “your faith has healed you?”

One of the leaders says, “I’m not better than the person I’m giving this plate of food to.”  What role does humility play in sharing God’s love?

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