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 Buzz Dorward

SERVING GOD AND MY NEIGHBOR

Psalm 121: I look to the mountains, where will my help come from?  My help will come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  He will not let your fall: your protector is always awake. The protector of Israel never dozes or sleeps.  the Lord will guard you; he is by your side to protect you.  The sun will not hurt you during the day, nor the moon during the night.  The Lord will protect you from all danger: He will keep you safe.  He will protect you as you come and go now and forever.

Several years ago, a friend of ours casually mentioned that the executor of their estate had moved away. Without giving it much thought, I told Anne that I would be happy to fill the role of executor.  I knew very little about what that might entail and less about the assets of the couple. Upon the death of the last survivor, I met with the attorney and received a “crash course” in what an executor does!!

In the process of fulfilling my duties, I visited many banks and savings and loans to close out all the accounts, sell the house and dispose of a house full of furniture.  Prior to putting the house on the market, the entire house had to be stripped of wallpaper and painted.

About this time, I became aware of a family in Kentucky that had suffered a house fire and lost all of their belongings.  I contacted the television station on which I heard the news and asked if they could put me in touch with this family.  They had an intermediary to contact as they would not give out the family’s name.  I advised this person of my status and told her that I  had an entire house of furniture which I would be willing to give to these people who had suffered the fire.  After much ado, she put me in contact with the family and they visited the house to see what was available and what they could use.  The family was besides themselves and couldn’t believe that this was happening to them!

They chose the furniture they could use and, with many tears, were so thankful that God had sent someone to fill their needs.  I know that this compassionate couple who  owned all of this furniture would have felt so good to know that their belongings had filled such a void.

The words of Psalm 121 seemed to ring true.

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Danelle Marie Buelsing

Buzz, this is an amazing story about God's provision in time of need. What an honor it must have been to be God's intermediary to make this happen!

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