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 takes us to Northhampton, Massachusetts and a ministry called, “Cathedral In The Night” that serves mainly homeless veterans.  Watch the video and then reflect on the questions below.  Video Link

The video features Robyn a man who went from receiving care from this ministry, to becoming a leader providing hope for others.  Reflect on the power of God’s love to transform lives.  How has God’s love transformed your life?

At one point Robyn said, “I found a loving God, I don’t always feel worthy of that love…” can you relate?  In what ways has God’s powerful love been revealed to you in the past?  How has God used you to reveal that love to others?

 

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