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

by Karen Eller

by Karen Eller

The Pandemic…a season of Lent before Lent?  Lent is all about prayer and abstinence; about ridding ourselves of distractions, of self- examination and hopefully repentance.  

No one can say the pandemic has been good for us.  There is too much sorrow for those we have lost.  Beyond this great sadness, it has impacted many in entirely negative ways…job loss, losing touch with family and friends to avoid the virus…even pure unadulterated loneliness for many. With all that heartbreak, one has to search hard for anything good coming out of the pandemic. 

It is not over yet, but perhaps there were some who did find a sense of fewer distractions…more time to reflect on personal spirituality… more time to repent…more time devoted to prayer and ultimately more closeness to the Lord. 

Ephesians 2: 8   For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. 

Our household did taste of this grace.  We pray you, too, may have experienced some of the same.

If you didn’t, if your time was too heavily cloaked in sorrow due to loss, please know that your fellow church members care deeply, and we fervently pray that God’s peace will be with you now and always.

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Danelle Buelsing

Karen, I found a taste of God's grace through your devotional, and I join you in praying for our Good Shepherd friends.


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Katy Ping

God's grace appears in many ways. Keep us alert to seeing that blessing. Your words help us to be listening.

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