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

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Dolores Engebrecht

Galatians 6:9-10  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people…

God’s Work, Our Hands.  All for nothing!  On August 4, 2020 a huge ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut, Lebanon flattened an entire portion of the city.  How very sad!  At least 150 people were killed, many hundreds injured and hospitals were full.  At least 1 in 4 residents were already refugees from that war-torn part of the world and 300,000 more people were forced from their homes.

   According to Lutheran World Relief the blast destroyed three (3) forty foot shipping containers that were stored at the port ready for the contents to be distributed.  22,000 LWR Mission quilts, 100 cartons of School Kits, 300 cartons of Personal Care Kits, and 125 cartons of Baby Care Kits were blown up.    

   Lord, why?  Why do these kinds of things happen in our world today?  Those  suffering people needed those quilts to keep warm this winter.  How must the many faithful quilters feel who spent hours planning and praying as they worked on those quilts, maybe even some GSLC ladies?  With all  that’s going on in the world today, we didn’t need another tragedy.

  Sometimes things just don’t go as planned……....like this year.  Maybe there is a reason, though we can’t always see it.  How can we learn to trust God with the outcome despite our disappointment?  I wonder how many times our plans have changed for a reason we know nothing about.  God is in control and we must trust Him no matter what.

Who can you encourage today?

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