Daily Devotions
 

Welcome to Good Shepherd’s Daily Devotions Page!

During the weeks of Fall, our Daily Devotions are being written by members of Good Shepherd.  Each day one of your brothers or sisters in Christ will be reflecting on faith and life as we all adjust to many changes in our world.  I pray these writings will inspire, comfort and challenge you to grow in faith.  Our dedicated authors have written about their insights, joys and struggles and have been courageous enough to share them with us so that we can also ponder where God is showing up in our own lives. 

As a way to encourage the writers and each other I invite you to share a comment in the comment section at the bottom of the page each day.

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 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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