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

Jackie Cutshall

From 1947 to 1951 my family lived on a farm outside of Loveland, Ohio.  Our closest neighbors were a mile away. Our road was seldom traveled as we were the only house on it.  One day my father was burning a brush pile in a nearby field when a gust of wind blew burning pieces into the field and a fire started to spread.  We all were out there with brooms, rugs and whatever we could use to try to stop the fire but it kept spreading. 

   A lone passing car saw the blaze and drove into Loveland to notify the fire department.  A pumper truck and a few firemen came to see if they could help.  Since they only had the water in the truck and no easy source for more water, the firemen said they would wet down the side of the house if the fire came to the house.  There was nothing we could do but watch and pray.  The fire continued to grow.  As it got quite near the house, the wind suddenly changed direction and turned the fire back on itself where it finally died out.  My father said we had seen the hand of God and that day we did not lose our home.  

   We all have been watching the deadly fires burning in the western United States.  Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and have lost everything.  Whole communities have been destroyed.  Many people have died.  Where is the hand of God in all that?  We see the valiant efforts of the firefighters on the front lines, the relief workers providing food and shelter, people grateful they are alive, neighbors consoling each other, medical workers providing care, and know that within all this chaos God is bringing glimpses of hope to everyone suffering.  God is there!

 

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”  2 Cor. 5:1

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”  Jer. 29:11

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Danelle Buelsing

Thanks be to God for all of the ways that He works in the world.

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